Anyone can become a victim of modern slavery, although the risk is increased when someone experiences poverty, mental health issues, drug addiction, homelessness, political instability and social exclusion. This means UK nationals can also be victims of slavery. The Home Office recently estimated there were approximately 10,000 -13,000 slaves in the UK today.
In the UK, people are most commonly trafficked for sexual exploitation, forced labour, forced marriage and domestic servitude. Cases have been detected in Wakefield District.
This session is aimed at providing an awareness into human trafficking and modern day slavery, how to identify victims, background of the law and where the law is today and the National Referral Mechanism (NRM).
This session is aimed at anyone who wants to increase their knowledge on human trafficking and modern day slavery and to raise awareness of the NRM process for anyone who may come into contact with victims. It will be especially useful for staff involved with safeguarding of children and supporting vulnerable adults, including those working in social care, substance use and mental health. It is advisable for delegates to have undertaken at least a basic Safeguarding children course.
* Understand what human trafficking and modern day slavery is and the types of exploitation that exist
* Recognise the signs/indicators of different types of trafficking
* Understand what is a child for the purposes of trafficking and slavery
* Respond appropriately to a victim/case of human trafficking
* Be confident in how to report in Wakefield and who the Slavery Safeguarding Leads are
* Understand key facts and figures around slavery and trafficking