Guidance for Health Staff on Identifying and Supporting Victims of Human Trafficking

September 2018

General Practitioners

Country of origin: UK

Guidance has been published which provides guidance and sets out actions for healthcare staff who suspect that their patient may be a victim of human trafficking.

The guidance is relevant to all kinds of healthcare settings, including A&E, primary care, sexual health services and genito-urinary medicine (GUM) clinics.

The guidance includes:

providing information that will help staff identify potential victims of trafficking
setting out the physical and behavioural signs that someone may have been trafficked
advising on how to respond in a way that will not put the potential victim in further danger
providing information on how to respond in the person you suspect has been trafficked is under 18

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