To mark the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery in December, we’re making Modern Day Slavery our module of the month.
It’s often easy to consider slavery a historical problem, but did you know that, the International Labour Organisation believes that 40 million people are currently victims of modern slavery? This includes those experiencing forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage or human trafficking.
In the UK, police have carried out a series of raids following reports of modern slavery, including one in Northamptonshire last month which resulted in six arrests.
The International Day for Abolition of Slavery on December 2, marks the UN’s adoption of the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others in 1949, and focuses on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery.
Our compact module, which features in our Social and Corporate Responsibilities range, covers the Modern Day Slavery Act 2015 and the associated criminal offences including human trafficking, exploitation and slavery, servitude and forced compulsory labour.
It also highlights the practical checks you can carry out to ensure you don’t knowingly employ people who are being forced to work, for example the ability to provide documentation proving eligibly to work in the UK.
To explore the Modern Day Slavery Module for FREE this month, just click here.
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