Modern slavery

This course will introduce participants to the subject of modern day slavery, the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the different forms it can take. It will enable staff to develop skills to better identify and work with both adults or children who may have been exploited. It will provide an understanding of the processes for escalating concerns, recording and reporting procedures. 

Modern slavery

Delegates will learn 

  • What modern slavery is and how it fits within the context of safeguarding 
  • An overview of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and how other relevant legislation can be used to protect vulnerable adults and children 
  • Key safeguarding issues and how they relate to the Human Rights Act 1998 
  • A knowledge of the key indicators of modern slavery 
  • An understanding of the issues faced by different vulnerable groups 
  • The role of housing staff in responding to suspected cases. 

The course will cover 

  • What is modern slavery? The background and context 
  • Forms of modern slavery, including trafficking, forced labour, servitude and slavery 
  • An overview of the legislation 
  • Modern slavery within the context of housing 
  • The root causes and the emotional, social and economic impact in the UK 
  • The staff role in identification and response 
  • Recording and reporting. 

Who should attend? 

Everyone working with service users who could be deemed as vulnerable, including all adults and young people. You should have an understanding of basic vulnerable adult safeguarding procedures; however, the course also includes an overview to refresh knowledge of basic concepts of abuse and safeguarding. 

Tahira Hussain

Equality and diversity Tahira Hussain

Tahira Hussain has extensive experience working in the statutory and voluntary sectors. She had a 16-year career in social work, mental health, community development, charity and the housing sector.

Tahira has a successful track record in consultancy, training and project management. As an experienced project manager Tahira has delivered a range of projects, these include equality and diversity, domestic abuse awareness and inclusion strategies. Tahira has worked across a range of customer groups, including young people foyers, care homes, sheltered schemes and refuges in a contractual and consultancy capacity delivering therapy support, engaging with service users and training staff.  Tahira delivers one to one and group coaching to young people and families to develop confidence, increase self-esteem, develop goals and manage wellbeing.

Qualified as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, she is a member of the BABCP and BPS and regularly delivers training sessions to organisations across a range of developing awareness topics in this area, including mental health awareness, managing mental health, autism and ADHD challenges and support, challenging behaviours, child protection and safeguarding. Tahira is also NLP qualified.

As a qualified and experienced specialist psychological therapist in primary mental health care she treats people with depression, worry and anxiety covering a range of issues. She has an excellent record in achieving recovery and integrating good practice in multi-agency support in patient centred therapy treatment plans. Working with a range of ages and groups, Tahira works on a one to one basis and in groups to deliver support. She has experience working with families of children with a disability, ADHD, Autism and Dyspraxia. Exploring wellbeing, tools and interventions with a focus on coping mechanisms and understanding different elements of managing on a day to day basis, Tahira utilises an experiential learning and development approach to ensure client led intervention and client focused decision making. Her approach is to empower and enable individuals to identify and manage wellbeing methods and self-help techniques based on CBT tools.

She also delivers psychological therapies as a school counsellor at Chethams School of Music supporting young people with a range of disorders including depression, worry, anxiety covering issues including bereavement, loss, PTSD, family, relationships, eating disorders, confidence and self-esteem issues using CBT based interventions. She also runs private client therapy sessions. This is combined with regular staff training sessions on areas including counselling, support skills and focused topics such as self-harm and dual diagnosis approaches.

Working as  a training associate for national agencies she has utilised her experience in the housing, health and care sector and delivered a menu of training packages aimed to support staff, stakeholders and residents on a range of topics including mental health awareness, mental health and wellbeing, safeguarding children and adults, equality and diversity, stress management, managing depression, effective psychological interventions, recovering from trauma and developing self-esteem.

Tahira is also an approved therapist and associate for Anxiety UK to support wellbeing and awareness of mental health through training, briefings, regular events and seminars.