What is Modern Slavery?
This Modern Slavery training programme provides trainees with an understanding of what modern slavery is, how to spot it and what action to take if you do. It is estimated that there are over 130,000 people living in modern slavery in the UK today. They can be found in every area of the country.
The victims are forced to work for little or no pay, abused physically and emotionally and often forced to conduct other crimes. They are exploited and controlled and have little means of escape.
Modern Slavery – Awareness
This Modern Slavery training course offers the following sections:
- Understanding modern slavery
- The legal background
- How modern slavery happens
- Human trafficking & forced criminality
- Labour exploitation
- Domestic servitude
- Sexual exploitation
- How to spot modern slavery
- What you can do
Learning Objectives of Online Course on Modern Slavery
Participants will be able to:
- Identify modern slavery and its different forms
- Explain legal parameters of modern slavery
- Discuss organisation – level solutions for prevention of modern slavery
- Identify signs of modern slavery
- Report concerns about modern slavery
- Seek help from an appropriate or authorised source
Why this Modern Slavery Training is Vital
The victims of modern slavery can be our colleagues, contractors brought in for temporary work, our neighbours or someone we meet on the street. We may not realise that they are victims. And they may not know how to ask for help or feel unable to do so. Victims may even seem to have some freedom – but ultimately are controlled through fear, abuse and exploitation.
In order to do our duty to prevent this crime from happening, we must ensure we and our colleagues know what it is and what to look for. Employers also have a legal responsibility to control modern slavery. Understanding and looking past our misconceptions are vital keys to prevention
Benefits of this Online Course
The benefits of this Modern Slavery online training course include:
- CPD certified
- Affordably priced
- Concise yet informative presentation style
- Ensures staff are confident to spot this crime
- Increases moral reputation with clients
|Study length||30+ minutes|
|Approval body||CPD certified|
|Target audience||All staff members – intermediate|
|Format||One interactive module with an end of course test|
|Assessment||Online multiple choice test|
|Certification||Online certificate issued immediately on course completion|
|Certification Validity Duration||3 Years|
Frequently Asked Questions
Modern slavery is a terrible problem that has been on the increase. Many victims of modern slavery, including children, may not be easily identified. Victims can be found on construction sites, in agriculture, at nail salons, begging or even living next door. Modern slavery is not always obvious. Understanding what it is and what actions to take to prevent it are the best tools for preventing it from happening.
There are many forms of modern slavery but the most common are as follows:
Human Trafficking – the use of violence and threat to transfer, recruit, and/or exploit people for purposes such as criminality, forced marriages, or organ removal.
Forced Labour – work or services performed by people under threat of punishment, penalty, or violence
Bonded Labour – the most common form of slavery, wherein people are forced to work to pay off insurmountable debt
Child Slavery – child exploitation, which ,includes child trafficking and child labor.
Forced Marriage – forcing a person, usually a child, into a marriage with someone who then becomes their captor.
The requirements of the Modern Slavery Act apply to companies whose provide goods or services and have an annual turnover of at least £36 million. The Act requires all such businesses to 1) take proper action to identify and prevent modern slavery across all operations, and 2) publish an annual report on the actions taken, within six months of the financial year-end.
Smaller organisations may also be required to meet these requirements if doing business with larger organisations.
It is often assumed that modern slavery only affects certain types of people, for instance only those from poorer countries. All kinds of people are victims of modern slavery and human trafficking, however, including UK citizens. Modern slavery is much more common that one might think, and the business world should do its best to help combat this evil.
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