The Safe and Free Education Programme
Using our frontline knowledge and experience of rescuing victims, we have created a high quality and compelling education pack for teachers to use to educate their pupils on these issues. We are constantly working with schools and students across the UK to evolve our materials and ensure they are up-to-date and relevant.
Why is Education Important?
Children and young people are the next generation, it is important that they are properly equipped in spotting the signs of modern slavery and knowing how to prevent it.
Many children don't believe they could be affected by modern day slavery, when in fact they are particularly vulnerable to exploitation. Many risk factors include social media, increased independence, making new friends and romances.
Trafficking is generally a financially-motivated crime involving a network of organised criminals, however this can also be organised by a single person including your own family and friends. They may use grooming techniques to entice younger victims, they often gain the trust of the victim and their family, becoming a 'close family friend', seeking the opportunity to groom, control and exploit them.
Article 17 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that “children and young people have a right to information that is important to their health and wellbeing”. Article 29 also refers to encouraging children to “respect others”, and Article 34 requires governments to protect children “from all forms of sexual exploitation and abuse”.
Please fill out the form below, the education pack will be sent directly to the email address submitted.