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Online modern slavery training: be part of the solution, not the problem

More than a century and a half since it was abolished in the US, slavery is alive and well – and happening right here in the UK. Every day, thousands of vulnerable people are forced into providing labour or services, against their will and for little or no payment. In fact, modern slavery is an ever-evolving and growing threat and, chances are, you have unknowingly witnessed it yourself.

A ground-breaking piece of legislation, the Modern Slavery Act 2015, made it a requirement for commercial organisations with a turnover of £36m or more to produce an annual statement outlining steps they have taken to ensure modern slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in their own business and – crucially – within their supply chain. However, a review of the Act called for greater awareness of the problem, highlighting the need for “consistent, high-quality training among those most likely to encounter its victims”. All of which makes online modern slavery training from The Professional Alternative an essential part of the compliance training package of any professional services firm – whatever their size.

What sets our training apart?

Distilled into a single, 10-minute module, our online modern slavery training covers everything you and your people need to know about modern slavery and human trafficking. We specialise in taking complex topics, filtering out the background noise and clarifying them – a bit like a state-of-the-art microphone.

Comprehensive without being incomprehensible, the course will give you the knowledge you need to understand and recognise modern slavery in its many forms, and to ensure you are not complicit – either directly or indirectly. By outlining the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act, along with the steps all businesses can take, we’ll help you fulfil your legal and regulatory obligations, as well as your ethical ones.

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Other benefits of our online modern slavery training

Even for professional services firms that are below the £36m threshold, an awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking, and the ability to play your part in the fight against them, offers commercial advantages. Learning how to formulate policies and publish your stance will lead to reputational gains, helping you to:

  • win clients
  • boost your corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials
  • attract the very best talent by proving you are an ethical employer
  • be in the best position if the Act is extended to more organisations, or your business grows

What’s more, like all of our eLearning, our online modern slavery training course will enable your people to clock up valuable CPD time.

What’s covered by the course?

Give us 10 minutes and in return we will give you a thorough grounding in:

  • the different forms of modern slavery
  • the definition of human trafficking
  • the provisions of the Act and
  • the obligations it places upon businesses.

Our online modern slavery training is created by experts and specifically designed for firms who pride themselves on being proactive, not reactive. It talks learners through what an annual modern slavery statement should cover, plus the red flags to watch out for. There is also a case study to illustrate how organisations might inadvertently be enabling modern slavery, and the possible consequences of doing so.

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Take the first step

If you want to be fully equipped to address the risks within your own operations, and best placed to advise your clients, talk to us today about online modern slavery training from The Professional Alternative.

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