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Victim and witness immigration referral policy (1185A/20)

Request

Victim and witness immigration referral policy

  1. Please confirm whether your force has a formal policy in place in relation to when they share information or data related to victims of or witnesses to crimes who come into contact with the police with the Home Office for immigration purposes;
  2. If the answer to question 1 is yes, please disclose the name of the policy and outline

how long it has been in force; and

  1. Please provide us with a copy of the policy and any equalities statement carried

out in respect of it.

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 website 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

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