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This page outlines the structure and purpose of the National Referral Mechanism, and is one of a series of fact sheets about child trafficking. You can also read our fact sheets on the definition and indicators of child trafficking, immigration status and trafficking, and supporting and safeguarding trafficked children.
What is the National Referral Mechanism?
The reasonable grounds decision
The conclusive grounds decision
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