Trafficking and Modern Slavery


This course had been designed for anyone working with children or adults who may have been or at risk of trafficking and/or modern day slavery. The course will develop your skills and knowledge, in order to identify those who may have been trafficked or used for modern day slavery, implement safeguarding and evaluate the mechanisms in place to support victims. The course will complement existing safeguarding training.

  • Define human trafficking and modern slavery, recognising the warning signs of a victim in order to safeguard and support them.
  • Explore how human trafficking takes place and explain what is the difference between trafficking and people smuggling.
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms that someone may have been trafficked or subjected to domestic servitude.
  • Look at current legislation and then discuss your organisations commitment to tackling modern day slavery.
  • Look at some case studies of modern day slavery.
  • Recognise why organisations need to have a trafficking and modern slavery statement in order that the National Referral Mechanism can be started by a first responder.

The Trafficking and Modern Slavery course is CPD Accredited

Course Overview

Human trafficking is when people are brought to (or moved around) a country and forced to work, or do other things, they don’t want to do.

Traffickers use violence, threats or false promises of well-paid jobs and a better life, to trick victims into working for them, what’s known as modern slavery. Men, women and children of all ages, and from all backgrounds, can be victims of this crime.

Modern slavery is the illegal exploitation of people for personal or commercial gain. It covers a wide range of abuse and exploitation including sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, forced labour, criminal exploitation and organ harvesting.

Victims of modern slavery can be any age, gender, nationality and ethnicity. They are tricked or threatened into work and may feel unable to leave or report the crime through fear or intimidation. They may not recognise themselves as a victim.

  • At any given time in 2016, an estimated 40.3 million people are in modern slavery, including 24.9 in forced labour and 15.4 million in forced marriage.
  • It means there are 5.4 victims of modern slavery for every 1,000 people in the world.
  • 1 in 4 victims of modern slavery are children.
  • Out of the 24.9 million people trapped in forced labour, 16 million people are exploited in the private sector such as domestic work, construction or agriculture; 4.8 million persons in forced sexual exploitation, and 4 million persons in forced labour imposed by state authorities.
  • Women and girls are disproportionately affected by forced labour, accounting for 99% of victims in the commercial sex industry, and 58% in other sectors.

Source: Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage, Geneva, September 2017

This course has been created and delivered by Milly Wildish, a child protection specialist who has worked in criminal, education and local authority settings and has worked as a designated safeguarding lead in a large primary school in London. Milly is a national safeguarding panel member and is currently engaged in a large-scale independent investigation, into current and historical allegations of child abuse. Milly also carries out independent investigations as part of the independent grievance and complaints scheme for the house of commons and house of lords.

Your understanding of the course is tested though multiple-choice questions and you will receive a CPD accredited certificate, on the successful completion of the course.

The Trafficking and Modern Slavery course is CPD Accredited

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