This session will be delivered by Dr Brad K. Blitz, Director, British Academy Programme, Tackling Slavery, Human Trafficking and Child Labour in Modern Business, Professor of International Politics, Middlesex University, Visiting Professor, Institute of Global Affairs, London School of Economics.
This event seeks to introduce participants to the challenges of responding to modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK. This session will explore the policy context which gave rise to the 2015 Modern Slavery Act, before examining its provisions and limitations. A key objective of this session is to consider how research may inform practice and shed light on how conditions of extreme exploitation are created. A key issue is therefore the relationship between forced migration and forced labour. Drawing upon evidence from the UK and research in the Mediterranean, this session will provide a unique opportunity to explore this sensitive issue.
Aims and objectives:
Understanding policy context including provisions of 2015 Modern Slavery Act
Understanding differences between modern slavery and human trafficking
Exploring ways in which research may inform practice and prevention
Exploring relationship between forced migration and forced labour
Identifying relevant stakeholders, both in the UK and overseas.
*This event is only open to social workers and practitioners working in social care within our Partner organisations, comprising of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey and Islington councils, the charity Norwood and Middlesex University.
**Due to the limited spaces available, if this event is oversubscribed, registration will close seven days ahead of the event and places will be equally shared between Partner organisations. We ask that participants who sign up for this event save the date in their diary; however, a final confirmation email will be sent to participants seven days before the event.