Witness Victim Immigration Policy(12028_18)

Request

We make this request pursuant to s.1(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (`FOIA 2000¿).

 

We request the following information:

 

  1. Please confirm whether your force has a formal policy in place relation to when victims of or witnesses to crimes (who are not suspected of a criminal offence themselves) who come into contact with the police are referred to the Home Office for immigration purposes.

 

  1. If the answer to question (1) is yes, please disclose the name of this policy and state how long it has been in force;

 

  1. Please provide us with a copy of this policy

Response

I am writing to inform you that we have searched our records and the information you requested is not held by West Midlands Police. We have no specific policy in place to routinely pass victims and/or witnesses details through to immigration for Enforcement action. However, investigators may well need to liaise with Immigration as part of the evidence gathering process.

 

 

You may find the following websites useful

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/human-trafficking-victims-referral-and-assessment-forms/guidance-on-the-national-referral-mechanism-for-potential-adult-victims-of-modern-slavery-england-and-wales

 

http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/about-us/what-we-do/specialist-capabilities/uk-human-trafficking-centre/national-referral-mechanism

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