West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network: NRM Explanatory Document: With funding from the West Midlands OPCC via the Modern Slavery Police Transformation Unit in 2019, West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network have produced a multi lingual explanatory document which explains in detail, the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) for use by First Responders for survivors of Modern Slavery at the point of identification in the West Midlands. It will include realistic and accurate information from professionals about the process a survivor could expect if they were to consent to an NRM referral and the potential outcomes and opportunities if they decided not to consent to an NRM referral.
The ‘accessing support as a victim of modern slavery (adult)’ document can be downloaded in Albanian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Lithuanian, Latvian, Slovakian, Romanian, Roma, Polish and Vietnamese as well as English here: https://www.westmidlandsantislavery.org/2020/11/02/booklets-now-available-in-other-languages/
We have now released a training document to support the implementation of the booklet with first responders, this can be downloaded here.
The slides have notes pages to aid the trainer with information and tips on how to run the session and references useful documents that we recommend to be read alongside the training and the booklet.We recommend that the training should take a minimum of 2 hours, with extra time if you want to add in your own case studies or go into extra detail.
We also recommend that all First Responders refresh their knowledge of their first responder duties by accessing the Home Office Training Module here:
You are welcome to add your own logo to our training template and tailor it to your regions.
For any questions on content, please contact Amber.Cagney@westmidlandsantislavery.org
Contributors: West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network are grateful for the time and feedback from Megan Bethel of South Yorkshire Modern Slavery Partnership, DI David Andrews of Warwickshire Police and Morgan Mead of British Red Cross in the drafting of the document.
We are extremely thankful for the generous time and expertise given by volunteer translators who have aided us to translate the document into more languages, which has allowed us to save the limited budget for the harder to access languages. Special thanks to Paul Mcanulty, Angelina Kotikova, Laura Kanskij, Madara Freimane and Alexandra Szamaranzka of Staffline, Tomas Gallik of Hope for Justice, and Minh Dang of Survivor Alliance.
All translations have been proofed by qualified translators from Clearvoice to ensure accuracy.
A special thanks to Angela O’Brien of Wates Living for designing our leaflet, making many drafts and amendments and to Nigel Smith of Cardboard Zebra for putting together the translated material into the document.