Course Duration: 44 minutes (approx.)
All school staff should acquire the relevant training to equip them with the knowledge and skills to recognise modern slavery. The Home Office advises that “even staff that may only rarely be in situations where they might come across modern slavery can benefit from a basic understanding of what to look for”. With an estimated 8.4 million children in slavery in the world today, schools have a significant part to play in identifying and reporting modern slavery to help combat it.
Our essential CPD course in modern slavery provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure you are complying with your duty of care towards children who may be victims of modern slavery. Delivered in high-quality video CPD format that has been skilfully organised for busy workloads and is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere, our training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner.
Delivered by international safeguarding expert, Robin Watts, this course has been divided into eight easy-to-digest modules and contains links to further learning, resources, and case studies, with an assessment at the end to help you evidence your compliance.
This course has been designed in line with the following policies:
- Modern Slavery Act 2015
- Human Rights Act 1998
- Understanding the legislation that surrounds modern slavery, what your responsibilities are and the laws that protect our human rights.
- Understanding the definition of modern slavery and the various types that are still common in the UK today.
- Recognising the signs of modern slavery in children, how to approach victims and responding to disclosures.
- Identifying the various barriers that prevent victims from coming forward and how debt bondage works to buy victims’ silence.
- Recognising how to report cases of modern slavery and the correct procedures to take in order to keep the victim safe and ensure you adhere to legal processes.
Module 1: What is the definition of modern slavery?
Module one explains the definition of slavery with a focus on its prevalence in today’s society. You will learn why modern slavery is still an issue in the UK as well as the various types of slavery.
Module 2: Modern slavery in today’s world
Module two explores the scale of modern slavery with statistics to evidence it. It also cites the Modern Slavery Helpline and reveals why prosecuting can be difficult in modern slavery cases.
Module 3: Signs of modern slavery
Module three explores the signs of modern slavery and how best to recognise them, including what indicators to look out for in the classroom.
Module 4: Victims and barriers to disclosure
Module four explores how modern slavery can impact victims with a focus on the barriers that might prevent disclosures and an explanation of what debt bondage is.
Module 5: How to report modern slavery
Module five focuses on reporting and what the National Referral Mechanism is, how it works and why First Responders are so important.
Module 6: Legislation and offences
Module six explains the legislation that surrounds modern slavery, including the rights everyone has to be free from slavery or servitude.
Module 7: Managing disclosures and reporting concerns
Module seven explores your role in relation to modern slavery, including how to respond to disclosures and actions to take when concerns have been raised about a child.
Module 8: Case studies and further resources
Module eight looks at some resources and case studies regarding modern slavery to illustrate the effects modern slavery can have on its victims.