New modern slavery training for supervisors and recruiters
Stronger Together was launched in 2013 as a collaborative business led initiative to equip UK employers and recruiters with the practical knowledge and resources to tackle modern slavery by providing free good practice guidance and tools through www.stronger2gether.org and so support industry to combat forced labour, labour trafficking and other hidden worker exploitation in their business and supply chains
To coincide with Anti-Slavery Day 2015, Stronger Together with Eukleia Training is launching two online “Tackling Modern Slavery” training modules, one for front line recruiters working in recruitment businesses and the other for first line supervisors in any at risk employment sector.
Organisations may request a free trial of these online “Tackling Modern Slavery” modules for recruiters and supervisors at http://stronger2gether.org/training. For those that decide to take the modules, there is a small charge per trainee to cover development and delivery costs.
The Stronger Together development partners, the Association of Labour Providers, Gangmasters Licensing Authority and Migrant Help have worked with the retail project sponsors on these online modules and so further expand the range of training solutions available to support business in tackling modern slavery.
The newly released online training modules supplement the core Stronger Together training workshop, “Tackling Modern Slavery in UK Businesses and Supply Chains” which so far has helped over 900 delegates from 600 manufacturing businesses and recruitment companies understand their responsibilities and the best practice in tackling modern slavery in the UK.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires every business trading in the UK with over £36m turnover to publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement on their website with a link from the homepage stating what steps, if any, they have taken to ensure that there is no modern slavery in their business and global supply chain. This process will include training of procurement and supply chain management staff, as well as those in HR, recruitment and operations throughout the supply chain.
Stronger Together supports UK business to meet these obligations.