Parish Safeguarding Officers (PSO) are on the frontline when it comes to responding to and caring for potential victims of modern slavery. The Clewer Initiative has developed a number of resources to help PSOs in their vital work.
Resources for Parish Safeguarding Officers
Learn at your own pace
An interactive course is in two parts that explores the role of churches in raising awareness and taking action against modern slavery as well as how we engage with concerns. Throughout the session you will gain an understanding of modern slavery and human trafficking and you will learning how to recognise, respond, refer and record concerns.
We would encourage all PSOs to complete the e-learning course and then invite leaders and volunteers of any outward-facing ministries in their parishes to enrol too.
Other downloadable resources from The Clewer Initiative:
Let's Talk foldable information card
Use our foldable card to help volunteers at food banks, drop-ins and night shelters understand the risk to homeless people.
Parish Safeguarding Newsletter
The Clewer Initiative publishes a newsletter update every two months for Parish Safeguarding Officers. This provides information on our latest work, resources and training courses, equipping PSOs to recognise and respond to modern slavery in their local community.
Safeguarding and modern slavery
Modern slavery and human trafficking are forms of abuse and as such requires a safeguarding response
Ukrainian Refugee Toolkit
A resource, in English and Ukrainian, to help Ukrainian refugees learn more about modern slavery
Posters for raising awareness
Use our downloadable resources to help people notice and understand how to report modern slavery.
A short training package to support food bank volunteers who may encounter modern slavery