Training

Foster Carer and Accommodation Support Training

This course is now full. Please email l.duran@ecpat.org.uk for information about additional training opportunities. 

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With the support of the Department for Education, the Refugee Council and ECPAT UK are offering face-to-face training for foster carers and support workers across England on the care of separated children seeking asylum and child victims of trafficking. This course has been developed in association with Simply Fostering Consultancy. Register to attend this FREE course by emailing training@ecpat.org.uk

ECPAT UK Training

ECPAT UK offers a comprehensive training programme, in line with statutory guidance and National Occupation Standards, with over twenty years' experience training to improve responses to child trafficking, modern slavery and child sexual exploitation. To register for a course, please download a booking form and send to training@ecpat.org.uk.

“This is the best training I have been on for a long time. Before I came, I had no awareness about child trafficking. Now my eyes have been opened, and I am going to think more about the children I work with.” 

 

Child Trafficking, Exploitation and Modern Slavery

Next course TBC

Full day (10:00 - 16:00) / £125
ECPAT UK offices, London 

In 2015, child trafficking in the UK reached a record high. This course provides practitioners with the up-to-date skills to respond to these abuses and better protect trafficked children.

Modern Slavery Act 2015

Next course TBC

10:00 - 13:00 (half day) / £75
ECPAT UK offices, North London

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into force on 31 July 2015. ECPAT UK campaigned successfully for the inclusion of several new provisions to better protect trafficked children, including a new pilot child trafficking advocates scheme and a stronger criminal offence of slavery, servitude, forced/compulsory labour to help prosecute child abusers. This course helps frontline professionals understand their responsibility under the Act and use it to improve identification and care of trafficked children.

How to Identify and Respond to Child Labour in Supply Chains

8:30am - 12:30pm / £350
Register for one of the new course dates here
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Globally 170 million children are engaged in exploitative, hazardous or inappropriate economic activities, ranging from prostitution, clothing manufacturing, agriculture, fishing, street vending, stone crushing, industrial work, construction, mining and other sectors whether for domestic or international markets.

Delivered in partnership between ECPAT UK and CLT envirolaw, this new workshop series will bring participants rapidly up to speed on the key issues surrounding the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (England and Wales), including supply chain challenges around identifying and managing child labour risks. 

Forced Criminality and Non-Prosecution for Victims of Trafficking

13:30 - 16:30 (half day) / £75
ECPAT UK offices, London 

Delivered in partnership with leading human trafficking and modern slavery lawyer, Philippa Southwell, this course aims to provide practical support to identify, safeguard and respond to the needs of children and young people who may have been trafficked and exploited for forced criminality. 

Best Practice in Interviewing Children

New course TBC

13:30 - 16:30 (half day) / £75
ECPAT UK offices, London  

Delivered in partnership with leading expert in advocating for refugee children and victims of trafficking, Kalvir Kaur from ATLEU, this course aims to develop greater knowledge of best practice for interviewing children.

Safeguarding Children: Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tourism

ECPAT UK provides training to the travel and tourism industry on developing policy and practical measures to protect children from sexual exploitation. Training is available to hotels, tour operators, travel agents and others interested in ethical and sustainable tourism.

 

Commissioned training

ECPAT UK delivers bespoke specialist training sessions to organisations at a competitive price. Many local authorities commission us on a rolling basis to provide this training to ensure their staff are able to identify and respond effectively to trafficking and exploitation.

To register, please complete this training request form and send it to training@ecpat.org.uk.

E-learning courses

In addition to delivering face-to-face training, ECPAT UK has developed online learning courses for those who may work with children who have been victims of exploitation.

 

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ECPAT UK is the leading expert voice on child trafficking in the UK and we offer a comprehensive training programme focused on safeguarding young people from trafficking, modern slavery, and transnational abuse. To find out more visit our training page

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