Glossary

Some of the most widely used terms and acronyms that a victim may come across while trying to access help.

BRP

Biometric residence permit (the plastic card that shows you have been given status by the Home Office)

CG decision

Conclusive grounds decision (the decision from the government that you are definitely a victim of trafficking)

EEA

European Economic Area

FTT

First Tier Tribunal (the first level of the court where immigration appeals are heard)

IAC

Immigration and Asylum Chamber (the immigration part of the Tribunal system for hearing appeals)

LAA

Legal Aid Agency (the government department responsible for administering the legal aid scheme)

JR

Judicial review (a form of challenge to a decision made by a public body when you have no right of appeal)

MSHTU

Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Unit

NCA

National Crime Agency

NRM

National Referral Mechanism (the government’s system for assessing victims of trafficking)

ODW

Overseas Domestic Worker

SSHD

Secretary of State for the Home Department (this is the name for the person in charge of the Home Office but also a common way to describe the Home Office in documents)

RG decision

Reasonable grounds decision (the decision from the government saying that you are a potential victim of trafficking)

RP

Residence permit (a form of discretionary leave that you can be given as an accepted victim of trafficking).

UKBA

UK Border Agency – this government department closed in 2013 but you might see or hear this term still

UKVI

UK Visas and Immigration – manages applications for people who want to visit, work, study or settle in the UK and is a part of the Home Office

UT

Upper Tribunal (the second level of the court where immigration appeals are heard)

VOT

Victim of trafficking

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