The Modern Slavery Police Transformation Unit has directly delivered more than 6,400 specialist modern slavery training days to over 4,000 police officers and law enforcement staff. All forces in England and Wales along with the NCA, GLAA and Home Office, have participated in the training activity which includes both general awareness training and specialist skills development.
The training and support that has been delivered includes:
- Around 1000 Investigators have completed a four day College of Policing accredited specialist modern slavery investigators course to provide the specialist skills needed to manage the end to end organisation and delivery of modern slavery investigations.
- Nearly 500 senior lead investigators and other practitioners have received CPD training on covert tactics, victim management and the benefits of specialist interviewing of victims in modern slavery cases.
- Over 575 officers have been trained in the specialist interviewing of victim for modern slavery cases.
- Frontline response teams have received training to provide initial guidance on how to respond in the early stages of MSHT investigations. This includes understanding victims, how they may present and how best to
- Over 800 Intelligence research and analysis staff have completed specialist CPD training to share knowledge about modern slavery related exploitation crime and on how to gather and interpret the vital intelligence needed to support investigations and develop prevention activity.
- With the response to modern slavery now becoming more established in all areas, police forces are increasingly building on the training materials now available to deliver their own in-house training activity, through more than 150 trainers that have been equipped to support the delivery of general awareness training locally.
Access to training materials
Modern Slavery general awareness and specialist investigator training materials are available to policing and law enforcement agencies via the College of Policing NCALT system.
All other materials, including investigation guides, investigation debriefing reports and modern slavery master class videos are available from the modern slavery community pages on Policing Slavery and Human Trafficking Group on Knowledge Hub.
A variety of other publicly available training materials relating to modern slavery are now widely available.
- The modern slavery charity, Unseen, provides specific training on modern slavery and human trafficking for people working in the public sector.
- Part of the Anti-Slavery Partnership Toolkit is the Home Office Modern Slavery Unit and the Modern Slavery and Organised Immigration Crime Unit Modern Slavery: General Awareness Presentation. The presentation is useful for training practitioners who are not first responders but who may come into contact with victims of slavery and human trafficking. It provides a comprehensive overview of key information in order to raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking.