Hestia to deliver Modern Slavery Awareness Training to frontline homelessness staff

The modern slavery awareness training will support frontline staff in the homelessness workforce to spot the signs and offer the right support to victims of modern slavery

Hestia is delighted to be delivering modern slavery awareness training to frontline employees including within local authorities (e.g. Somewhere Safe to Stay Hubs, Local Authority Housing), voluntary organisations, and staff in homeless hostels, across England.

Hestia will deliver specific training to frontline staff in the homelessness workforce, with a focus on:

  • Identifying signs of trafficking and exploitation and understanding the associated risks

  • Working with individuals through a trauma-informed approach and understanding the pivotal role staff play in providing effective interventions

  • Understanding the National Referral Mechanism

  • Providing legal support

  • Understanding the legislation and legislative framework around modern slavery and homelessness

The announcement follows funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for key training groups, as part of their commitment to supporting vulnerable groups and individuals and tackling homelessness and rough sleeping across England.

Besides modern slavery training for employees, other training programmes facilitated through the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government include:

  • Identifying and supporting victims of domestic abuse

  • Training for frontline staff on unique issues faced by the LGBT community

  • Learning how to deal with unpredictable environments such a supporting individuals under the influence of new psychoactive substances

  • Training on how to support non-UK nationals.

The training programmes work to give frontline staff the tools and skills to effectively identify vulnerable groups and know how to proactively support them.

If you are interested in finding out more about the modern slavery training offered by Hestia, please contact [email protected]

If you are looking to learn more about the other training packages, please contact the appropriate individuals below:
Non-UK nationals (Shelter) | [email protected]

Domestic Abuse (Shelter) | [email protected]

LGBT (Stonewall Housing) | [email protected]

New Psychoactive Substances (Homeless Link): | [email protected]