In March 2019, The National Crime Agency has reported that within a year, victims of trafficking and modern slavery has risen by 36%.

Given the significant number of Modern Slavery victims and the Modern Slavery Act’s mandatory duty on public sector professionals to report known cases of slavery to the Home Office. It is therefore essential that the police, local authorities, health services and the charity sector have far more effective anti-slavery strategy in place.

This Effectively Identifying and Tackling Modern Slavery will give you the tools to: implement the Modern Slavery Act; identify victims of human trafficking; report cases to the Home Office and develop organisation wide anti-slavery strategy.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to Comply with the Modern Slavery Act
  • Gain best practice at identifying victims of trafficking and slavery
  • Create more effective reporting procedures
  • Take back a more effective anti – modern slavery strategy
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Chair’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Complying with the Modern Slavery Act

  • Update your understanding of the Act
  •  Fully comply with section 52 – the duty to report
  • Review how your organisation has been implementing the legislation
  • Learn how to fully comply with the Act
  • Effectively work with the Anti-Slavery Commissioner and Home Office
  • Overcome the challenges to implementing the Act
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:00

Identifying potential victims of Modern Slavery

  • Tackling misconceptions of what slavery and trafficking victims look like
  • Ensure appropriate training is provided to front-line staff including border teams, legal professionals, health workers and police
  • Create a safe environment to allow victims to come forward and communicate their experiences freely and without fear
12:00 - 13:00

Reporting Cases of Modern Slavery to the Home Office and Anti-Slavery Commissioner

  • Explore the most effective procedures your organisation needs to put in place to help you comply with the law
  • Learn how to manage Nation Referral Mechanism and compliance with Home Office Counting Rules
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:45

Effectively Collaborate to Tackle Modern Slavery

  • Take a multi-agency approach to protecting victims
  • Overcome organisational barriers to joined-up working to detect and tackle trafficking
  • Ensure local authorities, police and charities work together to protect victims of modern slavery
14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Create an Effective Anti-Slavery Strategy

  • Review the impact of the new reporting duty on your organisation and your role
  • Explore the procedures your organisation needs to put in place to help individuals to comply with the law
  • Learn how to evidence cases of modern slavery
  • Utilise the Evidence Matrix tool to identify and tackle modern slavery
  • Identify the key obstacles to successfully implementing the reporting duty
  • Develop an action plan to protect and support victims of slavery
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close