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Modern Slavery

Slavery is not a thing of the past. It’s still happening today, and it happens here in the UK!

Modern Slavery can take many forms including the trafficking of people, forced labour, servitude & slavery. These serious crimes have a direct impact on you and your businesses.

The number of potential trafficking and modern slavery victims reported to the authorities has risen by 36% in a year, according to the National Crime Agency figures for 2018.

While no business sets out to work with unethical partners, modern slavery is often hidden within a supply chain. The signs of various types of slavery and exploitation are often concealed, making it hard to recognise potential victims and the businesses that use them. Victims can be any age, gender, ethnicity or nationality.

So what can you do?
Essex Chambers of Commerce in Partnership with Practical HR bring you this workshop on Modern Day Slavery – designed to inform businesses of the warning signs to look out for and outline responsibilities to work with police and partners to target criminality and protect the most vulnerable in society. 

Businesses are under scrutiny – supply chains must be transparent and slavery free. You can form a key part of the fight against human trafficking by taking advantage of the knowledge and resources available to you before entering a new business relationship or reviewing your current ones. 

Working to identify and eliminate modern slavery in the supply chain is not only the right thing to do it will help you protect yourself and your business from becoming involved in this most serious of crimes.

The workshop begins at 9:00am and finishes at 12:00pm on the 26th February 2020. Refreshments will be provided. The event would usually cost £75 per ticket. However, as a guest of Practical HR, you will be able to come along free of charge.


8.30am – Registration, Networking and Refreshments
9:00am – Welcome from Denise Rossiter, Essex Chambers of Commerce
9:10am – Introduction from  Detective Superintendent Jason Hendy, Essex Police
9:20am – Presentations from the Kent & Essex Police Serious Crime Directorate
10:15am – Break
10:30am – Presentations from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority
11:15am – Case Study
11:45am – Panel open for Q&A 

Please fill out the form below to register your interest.

Setup includes:

Drafting of all your HR documents, policies and procedures, codes of conduct and standards, and employee handbook.

Building of your branded YourHR.space site, configuration, logins for existing employees and the launch of the site.