National Referral Mechanism
– Protecting and supporting victims of Trafficking in Human Beings in Sweden
This National Referral Mechanism-manual is built upon Swedish legislation, validated experiences and international directives. The document contains five steps and a number of measures which are to be carried out in order to ensure efficient and secure referral of persons who may have been subjected to THB and to offer them support and protection. The manual is primarily intended for professionals who either work against prostitution and human trafficking or may identify potential victims and in that way are participating in the support process, for example police, social services, officers at The Swedish Migration Agency, NGOs, shelters, prosecutors, lawyers and psychologists.