With an estimated 40.3 million victims of modern slavery in 2016, Anti-Slavery International is helping Learning Nexus share its Modern Slavery eLearning course with the public. The initiative hopes to raise awareness of the different forms and warning signs of Modern Slavery, as well as encouraging charitable donations to support their vital global anti-slavery projects.

Since the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act in July 2015, there has been a considerable step in the direction to eradicate modern slavery in the UK. Whilst Anti-Slavery International support projects across the world to end slavery, they were also the first organisation to campaign on slavery in modern day Britain.

Many Britons are unaware that slavery still exists in the UK. Although the Modern Slavery Act has helped to increase that awareness, there are many issues such as identifying and protecting victims which continue to go unresolved.

Due to the lack of support for victims from the authorities, Anti-Slavery International work hard to encourage the Government to implement a system that will protect victims regardless of their immigration status. This task has become increasingly difficult with the potential impact of the UK withdrawal from the European Union.

The introduction of the Modern Slavery title to Learning Nexus’ eLearning course catalogue was driven by the increasing demand from their customers who realised that businesses of all sizes have a vital role to play in tackling the issue.

With the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery approaching on 2 December 2017, Learning Nexus decided to offer its Modern Slavery eLearning course free to any individual or business. The eLearning provider has reached out to the charity to form a partnership that will help further promote the learning opportunity to as many people as possible.

Anna Shepherd, Partnerships and Philanthropy Manager for Anti-Slavery International says: “There are over 40 million people in slavery across the world and 1 in 4 are children. More than 13,000 people are enslaved in the UK. Anti-Slavery International recognises the need to educate people about the realities of modern slavery so that they can help mitigate this human rights abuse and call upon the government to implement proper systems to ensure that all victims receive the protection that they deserve.”

Peter Howell, Managing Director for Learning Nexus says: “We’re doing our part to raise awareness of Modern Slavery by providing access to our course for free. We hope that the content of the course will go a long way in helping individuals recognise the signs of slavery as understanding the role they have to play as part of the Modern Slavery Act”.

From the 27th November to 10th December, you will be able to gain access to the Modern Slavery course by visiting: www.learningnexus.co.uk/free-elearning-course.

For individuals or businesses that would like to contribute towards the abolition of slavery, they can make a donation to Anti-Slavery International by visiting https://www.antislavery.org/donate/.

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