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Hidden in Plain Sight

Rachel Witkin
Anti Trafficking Monitoring Group

This is the fourth report in the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group (ATMG) series analysing the UK’s response to trafficking four years on from the Council Of Europe anti-trafficking convention coming into force.

Whilst there has been a number of improvements in the government’s response to trafficking through the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), the system fails to systematically identify, assist and protect victims of trafficking.

This report highlights major problems of the UK’s system, especially looking at victims of trafficking through context of their immigration status, causing the decision making to be unfair and discriminatory.

In May 2009, a group of nine UK-based organisations established The Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group (ATMG) to monitor the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings with came into effect in the UK on 1 April 2009. The Helen Bamber Foundation is one of the 9 organisations making up the Anti Trafficking Monitoring Group. 

Click the download link below to view the full report.