Free webinar for SMEs to prevent modern slavery
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire have organised an IBAG Webinar to help Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) prevent modern slavery.
The free, one hour webinar will be hosted by Shiva Foundation and STOP THE TRAFFIK on Thursday 8th July at 9am. They will introduce the “SME Toolkit” which has a range of valuable resources to support businesses in mitigating the risks of exploitation in their organisations and local communities.
Interested attendees are asked to register their attendance through Eventbrite, here is the link 

The Independent Business Advisory Group (IBAG) was formed by the Police and Crime Commissioner to support police efforts to tackle business crime and work with organisations to enable them to report how they are effected by crime. 

Anti-slavery organisations Shiva Foundation and STOP THE TRAFFIK have launched a free toolkit for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The toolkit is the first of its kind, being both free and specifically created for SMEs in consultation with business experts. Launched at a free webinar for SMEs and advisory groups, the toolkit includes key features such as a simple risk self-assessment, practical steps to protect employees, and clear guidance on how to report modern slavery concerns.

The UK Modern Slavery Act was enacted in 2015, giving larger businesses a legal responsibility to report on what steps they are taking to address modern slavery in their business and supply chains. The focus on larger businesses meant that those turning over less than the £36 million threshold would fall out of scope of the Act. While the intention was to have a trickle-down effect throughout larger business supply chains, the evidence of this result is not there.

SMEs make up 99% of all UK businesses and employ 16.8 million people. SMEs are also more restricted in terms of resources they can dedicate to mitigating the risk of modern slavery in their operations. The toolkit comes from this knowledge and has been created to make the process as simple and effortless as possible.

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