An ONLINE training programme, partly developed in Sheffield, has been launched to help people recognise the victims of human trafficking.
The online course is being backed by Crimestoppers.
It is aimed at UK professionals in the public, private and voluntary sectors who come into contact with perpetrators and victims. It is also available to members of the public.
Human Trafficking Uncovered has been developed by anti-trafficking specialist Nick Kinsella - Head of the UK Human Trafficking Centre - in conjunction with Sheffield College and Crimestoppers.
It has been launched ahead of the introduction of a European Union directive due to come into force in April which is designed to cut the number of human trafficking crimes.
Mr Kinsella said: “This course aims to raise awareness among professionals and the general public, by providing a comprehensive understanding of the types of trafficking impacting on the UK, the growing response to the problem, and by giving them the information on how to recognise the signs of human trafficking, what to do about it and how to report it.”
To sign up for the course visit www.traffickinguncovered.com or call Sheffield College on 0114 260 2600.