The National Referral Mechanism

The National Referral Mechanism is a process set up by the Government to identify and support victims of trafficking in the UK. It was born out of the Government's obligation to identify victims under the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Human Trafficking, which came into force on 1 February 2008.Read more

Council of Europe Convention on Action against Human Trafficking

The Council of Europe Convention on Action against Human Trafficking came into force on 1 February 2008.Read more

Directive 2011/36/EU on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and Protecting its Victims

The EU Directive on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and Protecting its Victims sets out minimum standards to be applied throughout the European Union in preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting victims.Read more

Guardianship for children deprived of parental care

A leading EU human rights body, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), has released guidance supporting improved guardianship systems across the European Union.Read more

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is an international human rights treaty that grants all children and young people (aged 17 and under) a comprehensive set of rights. The UK signed the Convention on 19 April 1990, ratified it on 16 December 1991 and it came into force on 15 January 1992.Read more