Certificate in Professional Development: Investigating Modern Slavery

20 May 2016

The Certificate in Professional Development: Investigating Modern Slavery will help labour providers, labour users and retailers to their requirements for transparency in the supply chain as set-out in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (section 54): “...requires certain businesses to produce a statement setting out the steps they have taken to ensure there is no modern slavery in their own business and their supply chains.”

The certificate is available through the GLA Academy, which was established in November 2015 by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) and the University of Derby’s International Policing and Justice Institute, with the aim of running jointly-developed bespoke training programmes.

Commenting on the GLA Academy Chief Executive Paul Broadbent said: “Organised crime groups have clearly identified that the labour supply chain is an area to be targeted in order to exploit workers.

“The GLA recognises that the only way to tackle this issue is to work alongside business and give all support possible to ensure risks can be identified and tackled.”

The certificate is delivered over two days at the GLA’s head office in Nottingham, with additional modules and material available online. The certificate is offered to small groups (six-eight people) and courses are held on a regular basis. The cost is £500 per delegate and covers all course material and leads to a University of Derby accredited certificate.

A full list of dates is available on the GLA website and anyone wishing to apply should email academy@gla.gsi.gov.uk.

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