GLA launches employer training to tackle gang labour crime

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) will begin delivering the first ever accredited training scheme for labour providers and users at the end of this month.

Paul Broadbent - image: HW
Paul Broadbent - image: HW

The authority has partnered with the University of Derby's International Policing and Justice Institute to create a GLA Academy and to jointly develop a bespoke training package.

The Certificate in Professional Development: Investigating Modern Slavery will assist labour providers, labour users and retailers in meeting their requirements in relation to transparency in the supply chain as contained within the Modern Slavery Act.

GLA chief executive Paul Broadbent said: "The training programme will give businesses some of the tools to tackle exploitative practice in partnership with the GLA. It will also assist with any measures to be introduced in relation to meeting the requirements in the Act and make a significant impact in dealing with criminality so as to protect vulnerable and exploited workers."

The launch of the training package closely follows the issue of the latest guidance from the Home Office. Modules will be based on the training for GLA inspectors and draw on the GLA's extensive experience of dealing with all forms of labour exploitation.

The GLA suggests that those who might benefit include: compliance managers, contract managers, technical and field managers, labour co-ordinators, recruitment managers, ethical auditors, HR managers and training managers.

The two-day sessions are planned roughly every fortnight at the GLA offices in Nottingham from 30 November to the end of May 2016. Groups will be limited to between six and eight people with places priced at £500 per delegate.

Information will posted at www.gla.gov.uk/Who-We-Are/GLA-academy/.



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