The Modern Slavery Helpline team can provide training to a range of professionals whose work may bring them into contact with potentially trafficked persons or those who have the potential to be trafficked, enslaved and exploited. It is 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). The training builds on the first hand experience the helpline team has gained in dealing directly with a range of modern slavery issues.


Training events

These events are open to any frontline professional who thinks they may come across slavery and trafficking in their day to day work.

The training covers the basic course, as described below and are offered throughout the year. These events are particularly suitable for individuals with an interest or a remit for slavery, 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.

Training costs £35 per person or £500 for a group session of up to 25.

If you would like to receive more information about our bespoke training courses please contact us at admin@unseenuk.org and we will contact you to discuss. Thank you.


Bespoke training and consultancy


Our trainers will come to your place of work to deliver the course and we recommend you allow 3 hours for a training session. Generally we will train a maximum of 25 per session and we will require access to a laptop, projector and screen to deliver the training.

Our standard charge for training delivery for 25 people is £500 plus travel, accommodation and subsistence (if needed). Please contact us for a specific quote.

If you're looking to commission more specific training or consultancy, we're happy to discuss the options with you, please do get in touch.

Our training team has considerable experience in developing tailored training solutions for many different organisations on all aspects of the multi-agency response to human trafficking and modern slavery. We are able to develop anything from bespoke workshops to larger seminars and conferences – just let us know your requirements.


About the Training


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
  • Your agencies responsibilities
  • 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

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