The sports sector is high profile. Headlines make front page news, and negative as well as positive stories go viral in a heartbeat. Modern slavery is a global phenomenon: more than 40 million people in every country in the world are enslaved, exploited or trafficked. Sport is no exception…
Al Bangura was born and raised in Sierra Leone. He now lives in London with his wife and children. He is a professional footballer who has played for Watford Football Club in the UK’s Premier League. Al is also a survivor of human trafficking.
Football clubs, as well as other sports clubs, are under increasing scrutiny to demonstrate how they are responding to the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act (2015). The identified risks are not only through the unintentional direct employment of playing staff, such as Al Bagura, but also in your direct operations and extended supply chains.
APPG: Sport, Modern Slavery and Human Rights
An ongoing All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) report https://www.appgshr.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/The-responce-of-Premiership-clubs-to-modern-slavery-v1.pdf of Premier League clubs (July 2019) noted that the aspects of Premiership football and its supply chain most at risk are:
- Slavery on the club’s grounds: where low paid workers employed by a sub-contractor or agency in roles such as cleaning, catering, security and construction are potentially slaves.
- Slavery in the club’s supply chain: where items such as construction materials, food, clothing and IT equipment are sourced from countries where there is a high incidence of slavery.
Can YOU afford not to recognise, understand and engage on supply chain issues, and LEARN how to integrate modern slavery risks into your club?
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club have already begun to take the steps to recognise, understand an engage on their modern slavery risks. The Premier League Club participated in our generic END Slavery programme.This online training and support programme will help you to de-risk your business from the modern slavery impacts we have outlined. Our 6-week course will support you to achieve legal compliance to the MSA (2015) and best practice in your direct operations and supply chain and meet your reporting requirements.
When does the END Slavery sports pilot programme start?
21 April 2020
Where is the course based?
Location: This is an online training and support programme. So you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home or office. This course is designed to be undertaken online.
How much time will I have to put aside for the course?
A weekly commitment of 30 minutes for each module, 30 minutes’ preparation time and a 1-hour weekly classroom session for 6 weeks. Additional reading material is provided which is optional.
How is the programme delivered?
The programme is delivered through a series of live, on-line classroom training sessions, facilitated by Colleen Theron, as part of a small group of participants to maximise shared learning practices and network with.
What’s included in the programme?
The course consists of a blended learning programme:
- 6 online e-learning modules
- A shared learning online platform – 1 hour a week online delivery
- Individual support from Colleen Theron on a one-to-one basis
- Guidance notes and templates
- Sports clubs’ case studies
- END slavery Workbook, checklists and templates
- A closed online hub for participants to share information and remain a part of beyond the 6-week programme
What is the full price of the course?
£1,480 plus VAT for the premium version which includes a half day of one-to-one consultancy.
Cost of the Pilot programme
£1,160 plus VAT.
Costs for individuals and NGOs are £950 excluding VAT. Please contact me for this discount. Discounts for Sedex members. Contact me for the coupon.
The price includes a CPD certificate from IEMA and continued access to all the training materials. We provide free access if our Ethics and Compliance support package is also subscribed too.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify what modern slavery is
- Describe the legislative framework and how to identify modern slavery risks and impacts with reference to the company’s procedures
- Recognise the legal requirements of the Modern Slavery Act (section 54) that relate to your job roles
- Explain how to investigate modern slavery issues in an organisation and supply chain
- Understand how to navigate the risk of modern slavery
- Understand how each role has a different role to play to monitor and implement the requirements of a programme to combat modern slavery
- Explain the importance of feedback and complaints mechanisms as a means of verifying and tracking performance
- Describe the risk of recruitment agencies and use a checklist to improve practice
- Identify actions that can be taken with reference to key roles such as procurement, HR and marketing.
Who is this course for?
- CEOs and company Directors
- Safeguarding officers
- HR Managers
- Sustainability and/or ethical managers
- Supplier managers or buyers
- Procurement professionals
- In-house counsel
- First tier suppliers to sports sector
Who has been on the course?
Brighton and Hove Albion FC participated in our generic END Slavery programme.
Testimonials from our participants:
Attendees of our END Slavery generic programme, said:
I liked the guided worksheets and the opportunity to ask questions every week. I thought Colleen did a good job of asking what questions people had the beginning and then ensuring those questions were adequately answered.
The training provides valuable insights into requirements I was previously unaware of. I plan to address those in our program.
More testimonials are available on request.