Resources for Parish Safeguarding Officers

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.

Safeguarding and modern slavery
Modern Slavery and Safeguarding e-learning course

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:

Modern slavery food bank poster

Posters for volunteers at food banks

This is specifically designed for training and awareness raising purposes amongst staff and volunteers to help spot the signs of modern slavery.

Modern slavery food bank user poster

Posters for users of food banks

These posters will help users of food banks identify the signs of modern slavery, and if they are at risk of exploitation

Flow Chart poster

Safeguarding Flow Chart

What to do if you suspect or someone discloses information that may indicate they are a victim of modern slavery

Ukrainian toolkit

Ukrainian Refugee Exploitation Awareness Toolkit

Materials in English and Ukrainian to raise awareness of modern slavery and exploitation

Lets talk poster

Let's Talk poster

Use our poster in night shelters, food banks and drop ins to help raise awareness of the risk to homeless people of modern slavery.

Lets talk foldable card

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.

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