The Modern Slavery Act


Start Date: 23 May 2017

Start Time: 5:30 PM

End Time: 7:30 PM

Duration: 2 hours

Capacity: 40

Venue: Coventry University Scarborough Ashburn Road Off Valley Road , Scarborough , YO11 2JW › View map

Member price: Free

Non-member price: £5.00

Event Capacity: Full

Modern slavery is a serious crime. It encompasses slavery, servitude, and forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking. Modern slavery victims can often face more than one type of abuse and slavery, for example if they are sold to another trafficker and then forced into another form of exploitation.

A person is trafficked if they are brought to (or moved around) a country by others who threaten, frighten, hurt and force them to do work or other things they don’t want to do (source

How does this impact on your business?

How can you recognise modern slavery?

What to do if you suspect modern slavery is happening?


17:30 Registration & networking
18:00 Introduction from  CMI Regional Board Member
18:05 Speaker 1 – The Modern Slavery Act from a Business Perspective – complying with legislation and how to ensure the written policy becomes part of the day job to help combat Modern Slavery. 
18:25 Speaker 2 – The Modern Slavery Act from a Police perspective – what the police are doing to combat Modern Slavery and how businesses can work in collaboration with them and other public bodies
18:45 Q& A and discussion
19:00 Networking
19:30 CLOSE



David Carlin

Group Training & Compliance Manager & Head of CSR for Gi Group

David is a highly experienced training and compliance manager specialising in the development and delivery of sales and management training . He was responsible for setting up the training and compliance department which is a team of 5. He also has the responsibility for the design and delivery of internal traning programmes from inductions to management development for 340 people.

He has over 20 years’ service in the recruitment industry and having started life as a consultant before working his way up the management ladder his success and failures add a great degree of credibility to the training that he delivers.

David is a real advocate for CSR and became head of the Gi Group multiple award winning CSR programme four years ago.

He also holds the main responsibility for compliance with the Modern Slavery Act within the Gi group and as a potential ‘high risk supplier’ supplier of people (when at peak supplying upwards of 20,000 temporary workers per day) there are a number of steps he needs to take to ensure that the company fully comply with the Act.

Inspector John Freer

Insp John Paul Freer has over 16 years’ experience within the police. John Paul started his career in the Suffolk Constabulary before transferring to North Yorkshire Police in 2004. He has served in a number of different departments including Response, Neighbourhood policing, Intelligence, Public Order and most recently Safeguarding and Vulnerability. John Paul is the modern slavery and human trafficking, organised immigration crime and sex worker tactical lead for North Yorkshire police. John Paul wrote North Yorkshire’s modern slavery and human trafficking action plan, force guidance document and training programme. He also played a central role in establishing the (fledgling) North Yorkshire Anti-Trafficking Network and the North Yorkshire police modern slavery working group. John Paul represents North Yorkshire police at the Yorkshire and the Humber (YATH) modern slavery and human trafficking threat reduction group meetings and has attended a number of regional and national conferences.


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Questions about this event should be addressed to Networks Support at or by telephone on 01536 207394.

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