Training, Online Event

Modern Slavery - The Practitioner online course

15 - 16 Mar 2021

Online Event, EH7 5QY


The practitioner course is suitable for professionals working within the pathway of support for a potential victim of human trafficking. They may engage and experience the disclosure of a detailed account from the potential victim in the National Referral Mechanism (NRM).

The course is split into 4 x 90 minutes modules and delivered remotely via Zoom. Due to the length of course and time spent on screen, the course will be delivered across two days.  Modules 1 and 2 will be delivered on 15th March, with modules 3 and 4 delivered on 16th March. The training runs from 9.30am -1pm and includes a 30 minute break between modules.

On completion of the training, you will be able to:

  • Explain what modern slavery is and identify the different types that exist;
  • Describe the signs and indicators of the different types of modern slavery;
  • Advise how to appropriately respond if a victim of modern slavery is identified;
  • Explore how to appropriately engage and understand an account from a potential victim;
  • Outline the NRM referral process and the provision of support available.

Module 1 Introduction to modern slavery

  • Modern slavery quiz exercise
  • UK and global statistics
  • Modern Slavery Act 2015 and other relevant legislation
  • Modern slavery definitions
  • Child trafficking and child criminal exploitation e.g. in relation to Vietnamese
  • Outline the framework of a case study
  • Expand on the context of a case study e.g. County Lines

Module 2 Recognising modern slavery

  • Types of exploitation
  • Signs and indicators of modern slavery
  • Barriers to disclosing
  • Modern slavery case examples
  • Signs and indicators exercise
  • Human trafficking vs People smuggling
  • Case Study of a victim in breakout rooms

Module 3 Responding to modern slavery – part 1 

  • Outline the importance of building trusting relationships with victims/survivors of MSHT
  • Explain why victims/survivors may appear or present themselves in a way that professionals may not expect.
  • Outline the environment and dynamic between a first responder and the victim when engaging and obtaining information from a victim 
  • Explore the elements required for good practice when engaging and obtaining information from a victim.
  • Explain the pitfalls to avoid in engaging an obtaining information from a victim
  • Outline the importance of the victim’s information in relation to the NRM process

Module 4 Responding to modern slavery – part 2

  • Pre-NRM case study
  • Breakout rooms
  • Feedback and facilitated discussion

Each delegate will receive our 'Responding to Modern Slavery' booklet as well as other digital online resources that can be downloaded and printed such as multi-lingual posters and flyers.

Alister Bull, the UK training lead for Hope for Justice, will conduct the course. He has trained extensively throughout Scotland on human trafficking and modern slavery in a variety of settings including first responders, statutory agencies, business, community projects and healthcare settings. The training utilises varied learning mediums such as videos, PowerPoint style presentation, group discussions and case studies using 'break-out room' features. The training is tailored to the area of delivery where appropriate and will include local case studies, statistics and referral pathways.

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