Protect your business and supply chains from modern slavery

Tailored business and supply chain solutions that prevent modern slavery, building your competitive advantage through strengthened public profile, customer confidence and compliance.

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“Many companies are already utilising our expertise to turn an emerging business threat into a demonstration of ethical best-practice.”

Neil Wain 
Hope for Justice International Programme Director
Former Assistant Chief Constable, Greater Manchester Police

Since the Modern Slavery Act came into force in 2015, the issue of potential exploitation in businesses and their supply chains has been brought into sharper focus in boardrooms across the UK.

Section 54 of the Act obliges every commercial organisation with a turnover above £36m to prepare a Modern Slavery Statement for each financial year. Our services support you to identify and mitigate the threat of modern slavery within your business and supply chain. Taking proactive action will help your business to inspire consumer confidence and uphold the highest levels of integrity towards your workforce.

Hope for Justice has an evidence base of hundreds of successful cases and supports businesses with billions of pounds of turnover, affecting hundreds of thousands of staff through their supply chains.

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What We Offer

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Training

Developed through years of experience working directly with victims, law enforcement, other agencies and partners, our training is delivered by frontline practitioners in collaboration with our in-house Training Team.

Prevention

Hope for Justice has extensive specialist experience identifying modern slavery within the business and labour recruitment sectors. A proactive preventative approach is the best way to inspire confidence in your customers and workforce and minimise risk to your brand.

Investigation

With backgrounds in criminal investigation and public protection, our award-winning expert teams operate out of highly successful Regional Investigative Hubs to provide proactive services to businesses like yours.

Response

Our experienced team can respond where potential victims are identified within your business or supply chain. Acting sensitively and discreetly, we safely assess an individual’s situation and, if they are identified as trafficked, place them into the government’s National Referral Mechanism aftercare accommodation.

 

“Hope for Justice is among those organisations taking the lead in addressing the issue of modern day slavery in today’s Great Britain. Their organisation is the only NGO working from the point of rescue right through to advocacy.

 

Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer
Devon and Cornwall Police
National Police Lead for Modern Slavery

 

The Modern Slavery Act 2015

What does the law require?

Any commercial organisation with a turnover of £36mn or more must now prepare a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. That’s around 12,000 companies in the UK.

The legal obligation is to either; make a statement of the steps taken in the last year to ensure that slavery and trafficking isn’t taking place in its business or in its supply chains; or make a statement that the organisation has taken no steps.

 
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What We Offer: In-Depth

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TRAINING

Developed from years of experience working directly with victims, law enforcement, other agencies and partners, our training is delivered by frontline practitioners in collaboration with our in-house Training Team.

Sessions are tailored for your business, your team will learn to:

1. Understand human trafficking and modern slavery;

2. Recognise the common indicators to identify potential victims and perpetrators;

3. Know how to respond to concerns or incidents;

4. Know your legal obligations; and,

5. OPTIONAL specialist investigative training.

Includes: Delegate resources with relevant case studies and video resources to enhance understanding.

 

PREVENTION

Hope for Justice have extensive specialist experience identifying modern slavery within the business and labour recruitment sectors. A pro-active, preventative approach is the best way to inspire confidence in your customers and workforce and minimise risk to your brand.

We deliver effective preventative action and strategy by:

1. Working collaboratively with your business to raise awareness of modern slavery with employees at all levels;

2. Consultation on trafficking and slavery prevention strategy;

3. Identifying and working with at-risk suppliers to provide training, business incentives and or anti-slavery strategy guidance.

INVESTIGATION

With backgrounds in criminal investigation and public protection, our expert teams operate out of Regional Investigative Hubs to provide pro-active services to businesses like yours.

Tailored investigative services can include:

1. Referral Route– Present on your sites and/or those of your suppliers providing an independent pathway for employees to seek advice or report incidents of potential modern slavery and labour exploitation.

2. Investigation – Can include employee interviews, on-site fact finding and web-based investigation in response to reports of modern slavery and labour exploitation. We produce Investigation Reports to provide your business with evidence-based findings and clear recommendations to mitigate risks.

 

RESPONSE

Our experienced team can respond where potential victims are identified within your business or supply chain. Acting sensitively and discreetly we safely assess an individuals situation and, if they are identified as trafficked, place them into the Government’s National Referral Mechanism aftercare accommodation.

We provide the safest outcome for the potentially exploited individual(s) by:

1. Collaborating with your business to provide the safest outcome for the victim(s);

2. Providing victims with a clear pathways to escape situations of modern slavery;

3. Offering a discreet, victim-centred service including trauma-informed victim interviews; and,

4. Facilitate entry into safehouse aftercare for the victim.

 

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