odern Slavery is an on-going issue within the United Kingdom. In 2017, the National Referral Mechanism reported that over 5000 potential victims were submitted, from 116 different nationalities. Which is a 35% increase from 2016. In fact, there are more slaves in the world today (40 million) than ever before.
Modern-day slavery is a crime. It includes slavery, human trafficking, forced or compulsory labour and servitude. People subject to slavery have to work against their will and do not have freedom of choice.
Someone is defined as being a victim of slavery if they are:
- forced to work
- controlled or owned by an individual or organisation that uses physical or mental exploitation
- dehumanised and is bought or sold as 'property'
- is constrained or has restricted freedom of movement
- deceived into servitude
This online Modern Slavery training course aims to educate users on identifying signs of modern-day slavery and to give confidence to people to speak up about it.
Trafficking & Modern Slavery Training
Modern Slavery Spectrum
You and Your Organisation
Modern Slavery is an umbrella term that covers various words like slavery, servitude, forced labour & human trafficking. There are many different categories that sit within these types and they often overlap, so a victim of one type of slavery can often be a victim of two or three. Throughout this course, we will be sharing case studies to raise awareness of the most common types and to show you how to spot the signs. In this section, we’ll discuss what you and your organisation can do to help eradicate it and will cover; how to report any concerns or suspicions, compliance with the Modern Slavery Act, working practices and policies and your organisation's supply chain. We also include a couple of extra case studies from two industries that are at high risk for modern slavery.