Although justice has been devolved the N Ireland arrangements for identifying victims sit within the UK framework.
The National Crime Agency lists the following forms of human trafficking: sexual exploitation of men women and children; forced labour; domestic servitude; organ harvesting; and child exploitation (including forced begging).
Victims of modern slavery are identified through the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) and 3,805 potential victims were referred to the NRM in 2016, 1,278 if whom were minors. The most common form of exploitation was labour exploitation. Potential victims were from 108 different countries.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 consolidated existing legislation, increased maximum sentences, enhanced the support and protection of victims, and encouraged businesses to ensure that their supply chains were free of slavery.