Masterclass : Writing your First Modern Slavery Statement (NOW ONLINE)
10 June @ 09:30 - 13:00
This training is structured for those working in local authorities who are preparing or considering writing their first modern slavery statement.
Delivered in partnership with Global Governance Research Fund (GGRF)
10 June 2020 @ 09:30 – 13 :00
WHAT DOES IT COST?
£375.00 plus VAT.
Early-bird offer*: 10% off the full ticket price i.e. £337.50 + VAT when you register for the masterclass by 31 May 2020. There is a further discount for two or more attendees from any one local authority. Please enquire here.
The course is accredited by IEMA for CPD points.Price includes one to one follow up call with guidance on how to draft YOUR statement.Register here
WHY SIGN UP?
The UK government has recently published its first modern slavery statement. In doing so it harbours the ambition that others in the public sector will produce their own statements.
Collectively, local authorities in England spend more than £40bn per year procuring goods and services from thousands of suppliers on the public’s behalf. This includes from identified high risk sectors in the UK, such as cleaning and security personnel, as well as from high risk geographical regions in your global supply chains.
However unwittingly you could be exposed to modern slavery in your direct business operations and your extended supply chains.
A modern slavery statement is a public disclosure mechanism to provide transparency about the actions you are taking to implement policies and processes to meet your local and global supply chain challenges, mitigate their impacts and provide remedy where you encounter illegal or unethical practices.
This masterclass is aimed to help local authorities report on the steps they are taking to combat the risk of modern slavery in their direct business operations and their extended supply chains.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
- An interactive training workshop held under Chatham House rules, delivered by Colleen Theron, an internationally recognised tri-qualified solicitor
- An introduction to the UK Modern Slavery Act; UK guidance on modern slavery reporting; due diligence procedures
- A presentation of a modern slavery statement evaluation benchmarked against 47 compliance, conformance and good practice indicators
- Advice and guidance on what to include in your first modern slavery statement
- A follow up conversation to discuss the progress of your first modern slavery statement
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
- Those responsible for tackling modern slavery, labour and supply chain issues within your local authority, including:
- Leadership group
- Legal professionals
- Procurement directors and managers
- Finance directors
- Compliance professionals
- Ethical and sustainability directors and managers
- Supply chain directors and managers
- HR personnel
- Company secretaries
- Front-line employees including social workers and emergency services personnel
WHAT ARE THE TAKEAWAYS FROM THE MASTERCLASS?
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
- Identify what the legal requirements of the Modern Slavery Act (MSA) are
- Describe the requirements of the UK Guidance on modern slavery reporting
- Understand what due diligence procedures should be met
- Help identify how to address the risk of modern slavery
- Describe the requirements of the steps the local authority should take under the MSA
- Implement the learnings from the training to write your first modern slavery statement
WHO WILL DELIVER THE MASTERCLASS?
Theron, CEO of Ardea International will deliver the MasterClass. Colleen is a tri-qualified solicitor with more than 25 years’ legal and commercial experience of working with businesses and NGOs across sectors at both a strategic and operational level. She provides training to both directors and employees on human rights, modern slavery and sustainability issues. https://www.ardeainternational.com/about/meet-the-team/
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US
“I attended a recent ‘Modern Slavery’ masterclass with other organisations from the same sector. It was a really useful and informative session and the insight into our modern slavery statement (scoring via Global Governance Research Fund) was invaluable. It was also very useful to discuss the challenges facing all organisations and those in my sector in recognising and mitigating modern slavery risk. The session has enabled me to build a strategy to improve our modern slavery response and a plan as to how to improve my organisation’s statement over the coming years.”
Helen Kowe, Policy & Governance Manager Commercial, United Utilities
Give us a call to discuss this MasterClass and your organisation’s human rights risks and exposure to the Modern Slavery Act’s reporting requirements on +44 (0) 1273 491423 or drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org
DETAILS OF VENUE
- Ardea Internatinoal
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