Case Number 4728
Request Date 13/04/2016
Completion Date 11/05/2016 

 

Details of the Request

(1) Do you provide training to clinical staff on the subject of human trafficking, either exclusively or within safeguarding training for adults and/or children?

 

If YES:

(2)(a) Do you provide this training to all clinical staff, OR Foundation Year 1, Foundation Year 2, Trust-Grade doctors, Registrars, or Consultants specifically?

(2)(b) Does your training include explicit mention of:

  • the National Referral Mechanism for suspected victims of Human Trafficking?
  • the clinical indicators of human trafficking?

(2)(c) What the training involves (i.e. is it lecture based, practically based, self-directed learning, or the Human Trafficking Programme via the Electronic Staff Record) for Foundation Year 1, Foundation Year 2 doctors, Trust-Grade doctors, Registrars, and Consultants?

 

If NO:

(3)(a) Is the development of training planned or being developed (either within safeguarding or beyond)?

(3)(b) Are you planning on requiring staff to complete the Human Trafficking Programme for NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR)?

 

NB - For a definition of “Human Trafficking”; see Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings and its Explanatory Report (Warsaw, 16.V.2005): "Trafficking in human beings" shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs;

 

Details of the Response

(1) Do you provide training to clinical staff on the subject of human trafficking, either exclusively or within safeguarding training for adults and/or children?

It is mentioned in adult and children safeguarding training for all staff (clinical and non-clinical)

 

If YES:

(2)(a) Do you provide this training to all clinical staff, OR Foundation Year 1, Foundation Year 2, Trust-Grade doctors, Registrars, or Consultants specifically?

See above

 

(2)(b) Does your training include explicit mention of: [i] the National Referral Mechanism for suspected victims of Human Trafficking?

No, the expectation is that staff will escalate concern as with any other safeguarding concern

 

[ii] the clinical indicators of human trafficking?

No is does not include explicit mention of clinical indicators of human trafficking.

 

(2)(c) What the training involves (i.e. is it lecture based, practically based, self-directed learning, or the Human Trafficking Programme via the Electronic Staff Record) for Foundation Year 1, Foundation Year 2 doctors, Trust-Grade doctors, Registrars, and Consultants?

It is discussed in lecture format as part of generic safeguarding training.