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Modern slavery: Professional resources

This page provides information and resources for all nursing and midwifery staff working in any setting. The resources provide guidance and advice for anyone who will encounter people impacted by modern slavery.

Key resources

Centre for Social Justice (2015) A modern response to modern slavery.This report looks at how policy makers and law enforcement across the European Union could develop a more modern response to modern slavery. 

Department of Health (2013) Modern slavery: identifying and supporting victims. This guidance sets out actions for health care staff who suspect that a patient may be a victim of human trafficking and slavery.

e-Learning for Healthcare. Identifying and supporting victims of modern slavery. This online resource provides an overview of the issue of modern slavery. It is aimed at helping all health care staff recognise the signs that someone has been trafficked, and to take appropriate action with confidence.

Home Office (2014) Modern slavery strategy. Launched in November 2014, the modern slavery strategy sets out a comprehensive cross-government approach to fighting modern slavery.   

Home Office (2016) Modern slavery: duty to notify. Factsheet and posters that explain what you need to do if you think someone has been a victim of modern slavery.

Home Office (2017) Modern slavery. This page brings together documents and promotional material related to the government’s work to end modern slavery. 

Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (2016) Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner: annual report 2016.  

National Audit Office (2017) Reducing modern slavery. This report suggests that until the government is able to establish effective oversight of the modern slavery system as a whole, it will not be able to significantly reduce the prevalence of modern slavery or show that it is achieving value for money.

NHS England. Modern slavery awareness video. This video will support staff to understand the signs and symptoms of modern slavery and how to support victims.

NHS England (2016) Call to action video: Modern slavery awareness.
Public Health England (2017) Modern slavery and public healthThis research summary looks at the role of public health in dealing with modern slavery.