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Are you looking for expert training on modern slavery and human trafficking – what it is, how to correctly spot the signs of exploitation, and what to do about it?

Are you a frontline professional such as police, NHS, or Local Authority, and want to be equipped in case you come across potential victims of slavery?

Or are you a business needing to know where slavery could be an issue in your supply chain or wider operations, and what you can do about it?

If the answer to any of the above is yes, you're in the right place.

Upcoming courses


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.

In the past we have trained Local Authorities, Police, Fire and Rescue, Housing Associations, Environmental Health Officers, Social Workers, NGOs, businesses and many other sectors.

Our training gives you the benefit of our decade's experience of working on the issue at every level – working with victims and survivors, collaborating with law enforcers and government bodies, contributing to policy and research, running the Modern Slavery Helpline - compressed into practical, CPD-accredited courses

Join an upcoming course or explore bespoke training

You can either book on to one of our Frontline: Modern Slavery Training courses, or we can develop bespoke training sessions, tailored to the needs of your organisation.

Frontline: Modern Slavery Training is for you if you are a professional and may come into contact with slavery in the course of your work. You will develop greater knowledge of the law around modern slavery and human trafficking as well as what it looks like in real life. You will learn how to spot the signs of exploitation, and what you can do if you come into contact with a potential victim. And you will explore the issues facing individuals who have been trafficked and enslaved and find out what support is available.

Alternatively, it might be that bespoke training is more appropriate for your organisation's needs, focusing on particular issues relating to modern slavery and its eradication in a specific sector.

Upcoming courses


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

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, or call 0303 040 2888