The ‘National Referral Mechanism’ (NRM) is a system designed to assist and support those who have been trafficked or suffered modern slavery, it may lead to a grant of leave to remain in certain circumstances.
The first consideration that the Home Office will make is whether there are reasonable grounds to believe that someone is a victim of trafficking. This involves the Home Office considering whether there is over a 50% chance of likelihood that someone has experienced trafficking. If the Home Office agree with this, they will provide a positive reasonable grounds decision. A positive reasonable grounds decision enables an individual to access a variety of support, including legal, financial, emotional, and psychological support.
After issuing a positive reasonable grounds decision, the Home Office will consider if there are conclusive grounds to believe that someone is a victim of trafficking. This means the Home Office will decide whether an individual is conclusively accepted to be a victim of trafficking or modern slavery.