Training and Resources

Training is essential for any individuals that are likely to come into contact with people that are being exploited.

Training builds the capacity of staff and suppliers in raising awareness about the issue and providing information on how to spot and respond to incidents. Training should be targeted based on role to have the greatest effect.

To support partners in Hertfordshire, the Modern Slavery SPOC Directory (Hertfordshire) is now available. If you would like to access this directory, then please email [email protected].

HMSP Training Materials
External Training (Face-to-Face)
External Training (E-Learning)

HMSP Training Materials

Basic Awareness Training (Tier 1):

Basic Awareness Training (Tier 2):

External Training Materials

External Training (Face-to-Face)


Deliver training to professionals whose work may bring them into contact with potential victims of slavery. They have trained Local Authorities, Police, Fire and Rescue, Housing Associations, Environmental Health Officers, Social Workers, NGOs, businesses and many other sectors.

Stop the Traffik

Deliver awareness raising courses, which are tailored to the specific needs of each organisation (finance, business, government, charities, law enforcement and local community). Each course or session is developed in consultation with each client.

External Training (E-Learning)

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has developed a free e-learning on Human Trafficking Awareness.

COMPLETE THE TRAINING (includes audio output)

Home Office (MSOIC)

The Home Office has created a free e-learning module for First Responders, which is available on the Modern Slavery and Organised Immigration Crime (MSOIC) Unit website. All First Responders are encouraged to complete the training. The module can also be accessed for free by non-First Responders and covers:

  1. Overview
  2. Identification
  3. Explanation (engagement with the victim)
  4. Refer

Access the module:

ECPAT UK/West Yorkshire Police

Published a 2 to 3 hour in depth e-learning package that covers both adult and child trafficking, and is suitable for any public sector organisation. The package can be accessed for a fee at Virtual College.

If you are an Independent Advocate for children and young people, or a Border Force Safeguarding and Modern Slavery Officer, you can access this training for free by contacting [email protected].

E-learning for Healthcare

A 30 minute e-learning package that is free to access for all healthcare professionals.


LUPC, in collaboration with their partner consortium APUC and the University of Greenwich, has developed an eLearning suite on Protecting Human Rights in the Supply Chain, developed especially for public procurement practitioners.

Free eLearning: Protecting Human Rights in the Supply Chain

Further training resources can be accessed here.


There are several platforms that have lists of resources on tackling human trafficking and modern slavery:

Local Resources – Children:

Local Resources – Adults:

Home Office Statutory Guidance on Victim Identification and Support (24 Mar 2020)

Home Office guidance on National referral mechanism reform (16 Oct 2018)

Home Office guidance on the Single Competent Authority (29 Apr 2019)

University of Nottingham Rights Lab Global VOICES Database. Narratives by Survivors of Modern Slavery – UK.



Local Authorities

Health Professionals

Enforcement Agencies


Chartered Institute of Building on modern slavery within the building industry: Report

Business-Specific Fact Sheets

The Passage (Jun 2019): Responding to Modern Slavery and Exploitation within the Homelessnes Sector.

Unseen Modern Slavery Helpline (Jun 2019): Modern Slavery and Homelessness report based on referrals to the Helpline, concerning modern slavery and homelessness – Oct 2016 – Apr 2019.

The Passage (13 Jan 2019) Modern Slavery Handbook for staff working in the Homelessness Sector.

The Passage (Jan 2017) Understanding and Responding to Modern Slavery within the Homelessness Sector

Homeless Link:

The Clewer Initiative: (Great videos)

Useful information on supporting victims and trauma:

Useful information on best practice:

Useful information on supporting homeless migrants (including victims):

Useful information on supporting people with no recourse to public funds: &



Justice and Care (Jul 2020): It still happens here – Fighting UK Slavery in the 2020s