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Buckinghamshire: Free modern slavery awareness training

Public sector professionals and members of the voluntary and community sector in Buckinghamshire are invited to attend upcoming Hope for Justice training events focused on Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Exploitation.

The training is free of charge* and will be delivered by Hope for Justice, a leading anti-slavery charity, who share their experience through accredited training. The training is designed for statutory frontline workers and those who work in the community supporting those in vulnerable circumstances. This course is extremely valuable – please share this event information with any other relevant colleagues or partners.

The training will dispel myths, capture current trends and enable you to be alert to signs of exploitation and human trafficking and understand how pervasive such crimes are. You will see the importance of prevention to protect those who are targeted because they are vulnerable. It will offer insight from a victim’s perspective and the barriers to disclose their predicament.

There are various learning pathways suited to your role, your time commitment and training needs – see below for a summary or see the full details in this brochure:

We would encourage you and your team to book on as soon as possible.

Modern Slavery Awareness for Professionals

If your work puts you in situations where you may encounter people in exploitative circumstances, this training will be extremely valuable to you. You do NOT need to have any prior knowledge of modern slavery or exploitation. The training is part of a county-wide commitment to increase the awareness and understanding around modern slavery and human trafficking, which sits within the work of the Safer Buckinghamshire Partnership. Select your preferred course by clicking below:

The following training sessions require a level of Modern Slavery Awareness foundation knowledge (please see dates above for the availability of such sessions)

  • [NOT AVAILABLE: ALL SPACES NOW FILLED] Trauma-informed Case Reporting – Thursday 20th June 2024 – 9.30-13.00 This training product is suitable for professionals working within a first responder organisation or other organisations in the field of modern slavery and human trafficking who will have responsibility for compiling a case report for potential victims into the National Referral Mechanism. It is also relevant to NGO staff whose remit involves the support of potential victims of trafficking in the pre-NRM process.

Professionals working in the following areas would benefit from this training:

  • Council: Trading Standards, Environmental Health, Licensing, Housing, Social Care, Commissioning, Mental Health, Planning Enforcement, Education, Asylum and Refugee Services, Waste Refuse Teams, Library Services, Customer Service
  • Police
  • Health Service
  • Probation
  • Fire & Rescue
  • Education

Modern Slavery Awareness for Community Group and Volunteers

There will be further training dates arranged soon for those that are unable to make these set of trainings – the relevant team managers will be updated once these become available. 

This training is suitable for voluntary and community sector organisations or groups involved in any of these areas:

  • Drug and alcohol services
  • Homelessness
  • Supported living
  • Complex needs
  • Food banks
  • Community fridges
  • Citizens Advice and Support
  • Chaplaincies, street pastors
  • Learning disabilities groups
  • Debt counselling
  • Mental health charities
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Family support
  • English as a second language – ESOL
  • Youth services
  • Victim support
  • Housing associations
  • Faith sector (especially anyone involved with food banks, community hubs, safe spaces)

Testimonials from people who have attended this training – what did they like most?

  • The videos were great and very thought provoking; having discussions and time to reflect as a group.
  • Alister was very knowledgeable on the subject, and it was at a great pace. A very thought-provoking, eye-opening course, very relevant for my role.
  • I found it very informative, and overall, very interesting.
  • We see many “potential” victims of trafficking without much possibility of speaking to them. This course has been so excellent in helping us understand their backgrounds.

Cancellation Policy: Should a delegate withdraw from the training, a financial penalty will be incurred proportionate to the amount of notice given, the ability to fill the space with a waiting list candidate and the reason for the withdrawal. If a cancellation is received with less than 48 hours notice, or the delegate fails to attend the training, s/he will be charged £50.

* Thanks to the Community Safety Fund: a charitable fund held and managed by Heart of Bucks in partnership with Buckinghamshire Council