Unseen's training is open to any frontline professional who thinks they may come across slavery and trafficking in their day to day work.
The training will cover the basic course, as described below. These events are applicable for staff working in Local Authority departments, Social Care, Police, Health, Legal services, non-governmental organisations and those who have a statutory duty under the Modern Slavery Act (2015) as well as individuals with an interest or a remit for slavery or safeguarding, especially if there is no bespoke organisational training to cover this topic.
Sessions can be attended and then used to disseminate information to colleagues and staff teams.
To date we have trained a range of professionals from a variety of sectors and teams including; police officers, PCSO’s, GP’s, hospital staff, Environmental Health Officers, Housing Teams, ISVA’s, lawyers, social workers, NGO and third sector workers.
The course aims to provide frontline professionals with an initial interaction with the issue of slavery. Throughout the training attendees will develop greater knowledge of human trafficking and slavery and explore the issues facing individuals who have been trafficked, how to correctly identify and spot the signs of potential exploitation and learn about what is available to support those who have been trafficked.,
Training will cover:
- What trafficking and slavery are
- Nature and scale of the issue – nationally, regionally, locally
- Types of trafficking and slavery and how to identify them
- Legal definitions and the Modern Slavery Act
- Working with potential victims
- Victim and survivors perspective
- How to interview and engage with vulnerable persons, safeguarding approach
- The National Referral Mechanism – what it is and completing it
- Processes to follow and things to consider
- Case studies and practice identifying potential victims
At the end of the training, participants will be able to:
- Describe human trafficking and slavery and the different forms it takes;
- Understand the methods and control mechanisms that are used;
- Recognise the signs that indicate a person may be trafficked;
- Describe what they would do if faced with a potential victim of trafficking;
- Understand typical behaviours demonstrated by trafficked persons;
- Understand the risks associated with having been trafficked and the needs someone may have because of this;
- Understand their role in the process;
- Refer an individual into the national referral mechanism (if appropriate);
- Understand statutory duty to report and any obligations they may have under the Modern Slavery Act.