Trafficking in Human Beings – Law Enforcement Course

1 day


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CPD/Short courses


Coventry University (Coventry)


Faculty of Business and Law

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Simon Massey - Senior Lecturer in History, International Relations and Politics

+44 24 7765 5637


Trafficking in Human Beings (THB) is a form of ‘modern day slavery’ whose distinguishing characteristic is exploitation. It takes many forms including sexual exploitation; forced labour; domestic servitude; benefit fraud; and begging. We all have a responsibility, morally and legally, to take all practical measures to combat trafficking and reduce the demand for those who are trafficked.

Course detail

This three day course will be delivered and facilitated by an expert team from Coventry University, supported by practitioners from law enforcement, victim-support and business to address in depth the formulation of appropriate policies and strategies to respond to trafficking.

  • gain an understanding of trafficking human beings and the differing types of trafficking,
  • gain an overview of legislation and the legal framework ,
  • develop an understanding of victim issues, rights and protection,
  • learn about victim identification and the National Referral  Mechanism,
  • gain understanding of the provision of good practice to improve investigations.
  • identification of the problems and issues unique to a THB investigation,
  • how to deal with victims and witnesses of THB,
  • interview techniques and interpreters,
  • achieving best evidence in THB investigations and prosecutions,
  • victim care and protection,
  • overview of the trafficking processes and how they impact on the investigation,
  • the issues and problems with THB legislation,
  • use of data sources and intelligence.

Delegates will also receive supportive materials and documentation. Meals and refreshments are included and there will be opportunities for delegates to network and share their experience and best practice, accommodation can be arranged at an additional cost.