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Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Basic Awareness

This 2.5 hour workshop is for WSCC and local authority staff and partners agencies to increase awareness about Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.

Modern Slavery is a priority for the West Sussex Safer Communities Partnership as one of the areas of high risk due to the severe and long term impact that it has upon the vulnerable, which includes the exploitation of men, women and children, and the need for a multi-agency response to tackle it effectively.

Modern Slavery is also a type of abuse within the Care Act 2014 that provides the statutory footing for adult safeguarding responses.

Under the Modern Slavery Act 2015, local authorities have a duty to notify the Home Office of any individual encountered in England and Wales who they believe is a suspected victim of slavery or human trafficking.
The aim of this workshop is to raise your understanding of Modern Slavery and Human trafficking, providing local context regarding risks and threats in West Sussex and highlight sources of support for potential victims of trafficking (PVOT’s) via referral to the National Referral Mechanism.
If you apply what you have learnt on this workshop you will be able to demonstrate increased confidence and awareness in:

  • Recognising types of exploitation
  • Recognising Adult & Child Slavery Indicators
  • Awareness of the ‘Duty to Notify’
  • Identification and referral processes
  • Resources for professionals

  • Children and Young People / Legislation / Safeguarding
    Adult Services / Care Homes / Children Services / Foster Carers / PVI Sector - Adults / PVI Sector - Children / Social Workers
    target audience
    Steve Morton / Guy Pace
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    SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
    Session 1Tuesday 14 January 202009:30 - 12:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideMain Conference Room
    SessionSession Details
    Session 1
    Tuesday 14 January 2020

    09:30 - 12:30

    Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

    Main Conference Room