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Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Legislation and Training

Recent changes in legislation now place an obligation upon certain commercial organisations or companies to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year.

This statement must include how they have addressed the provision of training for their staff.

Sadly modern slavery and human trafficking are issues which we all need to have an awareness of.

The facts

April 2015 – March 2016:

884 Modern Slavery crimes recorded by the police in England and Wales

2015

  • 117 offenders prosecuted for Modern Slavery offences in the UK

  • 3,266 potential victims were identified in the UK and referred to the National Referral

  • Mechanism (NRM) for support, a 40% increase from 2014

  • 75% of all referrals originate from a first contact to the NHS

Here is a brief overview of the two courses which we think may be of interest to our clients.

Understanding Modern Slavery: Basic Awareness

Aim: To provide those, who may come into contact with any aspect of Modern Slavery, with the knowledge and understanding they will require to identify, recognise and act upon situations they suspect may be subject to Modern Slavery.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the current situation in the UK and be aware of the changes to the law

  • To understand what Modern Slavery is and to recognise the signs and behaviours

  • To understand the obligations placed upon organisations and individuals

  • To identify what to do, who to tell and what to record

  • To identify the Support Services and what they can offer

  • To be provided with an overview of the responsibilities placed upon partner agencies and the processes involved

Target Audience:

Any person who may come into contact with a victim or offender of Modern Slavery during their work. Applicable to both front line staff and management as well as those who have a responsibility for influencing policy and procedures within their organisation.

Understanding Modern Slavery: Commercial Organisations

Aim: To provide those commercial organisations or companies with the knowledge they will require to comply with the legal obligations placed upon them under the Act and to provide them with an understanding of the actions they can take to combat Modern Slavery.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the current situation in the UK and be aware of the changes to the law

  • To understand what Modern Slavery is and to recognise the signs and behaviours

  • To understand the obligations placed upon commercial organisations and companies

  • To identify what to do, who to tell and what to record

  • To identify the Support Services and what they can offer

  • To understand the Modern Slavery Statement (MSS) process & what this statement must include

Target Audience:

The making of a Modern Slavery Statement is a mandatory requirement for all commercial organisations who supply goods or services, in any sector, with a total turnover exceeding £36 million, conducting business anywhere in the UK. This course would also be applicable to any commercial organisation whose turnover is under this threshold but who wish to educate their employees or management accordingly. Applicable to both employees and management as well as those who have a responsibility for influencing policy and procedures within their organisation.

Other related courses offered by Peel Solutions include

Understanding Modern Slavery: First Responders (Emergency services, Local Authority, NHS, enforcement authorities, Charities, etc.)

Understanding Modern Slavery: Investigations