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Working with the Modern Slavery Act (Briefing)

Working with the Modern Slavery Act (Briefing)

This short video sets out the key provisions of the Modern Slavery Act and looks at what organisations doing business in the UK need to do to comply.


    Briefing description

    Modern slavery takes many different forms – from forced labour, human trafficking and sexual exploitation to being forced to work or marry to pay off debts. It happens in many countries around the world, including the UK, and across a range of industries – from construction, farming and domestic work to mining, manufacturing and supplied labour.

    This short course looks at the key provisions of the Act around the prevention of forced labour and human trafficking and ensuring greater transparency of supply chains, and explains what businesses need to do to comply. Featuring interviews with industry leaders and a spotlight on the UK construction sector, it sets out the role that all employees have to play in identifying and reporting instances of slavery and ensuring that it has no place in the UK.

    Learning outcomes

    This short course will give a better understanding of:

    • the definition of ‘modern slavery’
    • key industries at risk, with a focus on construction
    • the main provisions of the Modern Slavery Act
    • what the Act means for organisations who do business in the UK
    • how to spot and report instances of modern slavery

    Course experts

    • Chris Blythe OBE, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

    Contributors include:

    • Lee Walker, Site Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine
    • Martin Pitt, Commercial Director, Sir Robert McAlpine

    Video preview

    Course Curriculum

    Modern Slavery Act 00:10:00
    • £9.95 (per learner)
    • 1 week, 3 days
    • 1 Units
    • 10 minutes

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