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Tackling modern slavery: Compliance in the construction and property sector

  • Derby Law School 1 Friar Gate Square Derby, DE1 1DZ (map)

The construction and property sector is in a unique position to tackle modern slavery in the UK. As professionals you will have undoubtedly come into contact with subletting, gang masters and exploited people – on building sites, premises renovation, surveying, buying and letting – residential and commercial. You will have seen the indicators of modern slavery: single translators for groups of foreign workers; multiple occupancy; signs of cannabis farms; padlocks on internal doors; and bedding in warehouses – but perhaps been unaware of this crime. However, the Home Secretary has made tackling modern slavery the top priority for all UK police forces, who rely on us for intelligence to rescue victims. 

At this event you will learn what modern slavery is and what it looks like in the constructions and property sector. You will also be given guidance on how to respond to the challenge of modern slavery and how to comply with the latest legislation.


From 8 a.m. - Arrival and Coffee

Welcome and Introduction - Bishop of Derby

Session One: What is Modern Slavery?

Bespoke awareness training from Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council particular to the construction and property sector.

Session Two: How to respond to modern slavery and comply with legislation

Led by Associate Professor Dave Walsh, of the University of Derby, and the Derby & Derbyshire Modern Slavery Partnership, with real case studies*; and a practical seminar on how you can comply with the Modern Slavery Act.

Close 10.30 a.m.

*delegates are invited to bring their own queries for advice from the Derby & Derbyshire Modern Slavery Partnership