Stakeholders: Illegal working and modern slavery: Reporting a suspected case and further advice
How to report suspected cases
Any time you witness or have cause to suspect slavery or exploitation, you must make a referral directly to the FIS Illegal Working and Modern Slavery team in the first instance, giving as much information as possible, e.g. name/s, addresses, DOBs and NINOs (if you have them), details of the circumstances etc.
However if this comes to light as a result of a third party allegation of suspected slavery or exploitation then referral to RIS through the HumInt process is appropriate - see LPOG6900
If you need any advice or assistance in order to deal with an illegal working or modern slavery query, or if you receive a request for close working agreements, please contact the FIS Illegal Working and Modern Slavery Team
There are learning materials available (through Kallidus):
- Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking awareness (0016805) – this is mandatory for all visiting officers
- Illegal Working awareness (0016951) – this is mandatory for all LMI staff
- Advanced Illegal Working (0017105) – this is mandatory for all LMI staff
- Hydra Training: Illegal Working (0017066) – 2-day F2F event.
The Illegal Working team also deliver Continuous Professional Development (CPD) F2F Events: Illegal Working & Modern Slavery/How to disclose information lawfully when working jointly with other agencies. Information about these face-to-face events is sent out by the Illegal Working team, who are also producing copies on DVD for borrowing which are publicised via the Illegal Working CAF (link is through the Illegal working intranet page).
Useful information can also be found on the Illegal Working intranet pages and CAF , including advice and links to guidance covering key issues involved when working collaboratively, such as ‘Golden Indicators’, National Minimum Wage rates, Information Disclosure, how to make referrals internally and externally, powers and personal safety.