Modern slavery: your role in protecting victims


The profile of modern slavery has risen significantly in recent years, while at the same time it has been enshrined in law and adult social work practice through the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the Care Act statutory guidance respectively. But it remains a challenging area for social workers to navigate in relation to identifying and supporting victims, inter-agency working and understanding the law. This session will cover:

  • A review of social workers’ duties under the Modern Slavery Act and analysis of how well these are being implemented.
  • What you need to bear mind in carrying out a safeguarding enquiry under the Care Act in relation to modern slavery.
  • How far modern slavery is a problem within the social care sector and what social workers can do about it.


Kate Garbers, Managing Director, Unseen

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