SEFTON LSCB Safeguarding Policies and Procedures Online Manual

    Recording the Conclusive Grounds decision

    Last updated 18/05/2017

    In Scotland and Northern Ireland there are 2 potential outcomes on the case:

    • the individual is recognised as a victim of human trafficking or
    • there is insufficient evidence to recognise the individual as a victim of human trafficking

    In England and Wales there are 3 potential outcomes on the case:

    • the individual is recognised as a victim of modern slavery (human trafficking)
    • the individual is recognised as a victim of modern slavery (slavery, servitude or forced and compulsory labour)
    • there is insufficient evidence to recognise the individual as a victim of modern slavery

    When the Competent Authority comes to a decision they must consider that victim service providers need to prepare the person for the outcome and that the decision may directly impact on any criminal investigation.