Modern slavery is a heinous and often hidden crime. It includes slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking. The impact can be devastating for the victims.
In 2016, 3,805 potential victims were identified and referred in the UK. In the year to March 2017 the police in England and Wales recorded 2,255 modern slavery crimes. However, many more crimes and victims go undetected.
Increased awareness and reporting helps law enforcement to tackle the perpetrators of modern slavery as well as protecting victims.
This resource is designed to share examples of training products available to public sector professionals and other individuals that might come across victims to help raise awareness, better spot the signs and increase confidence in reporting modern slavery when potential cases are encountered.
This resource contains basic awareness raising materials. For many professionals more advanced or bespoke training will be appropriate and the materials here are not intended to be the extent of the training required by any sector.
As part of the GSCB awareness raising campaign on the issues around Modern Slavery we are championing the free resource page launched by the Home Office
View the Modern Slavery Training: Resource Page here
If you suspect someone is being held or forced to work against their will, please report it.