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We offer bespoke training on labour exploitation and modern slavery for public authorities and statutory services, frontline community-based organisations and other NGOs.

Our training is tailored to individual organisations’ needs, and based on real-life evidence collected through research and official data. We strive to ensure that workers’ voices and experiences inform all of our training programmes.

We offer online and in-person training with access to FLEX’s training portal with online resources and interactive material to consolidate and test participants’ knowledge. We have trained over 200 individuals, including officials from local authorities, police officers, staff and volunteers from dozens frontline organisations.

You can access our Training Portal here. For specific training enquiries, please contact [email protected].

Training for community and frontline organisations

Workers at risk of labour exploitation often face barriers to accessing information, advice and support on their rights and entitlements under employment, human rights and modern slavery laws. Being embedded in the community and having direct contact with workers, frontline organisations are often best placed to identify and respond to exploitation.

Our training for frontline organisations provides an overview of common employment rights issues and the support available to potential victims of modern slavery. It offers practical guidance on how to identify cases and risk of exploitation, and connect workers with available support services. 

We also offer support with fundraising efforts to build long-term capacity for employment advice.

We have trained the following organisations as part of this work:

  • Helen Bamber Foundation
  • South East and East Asian Resource Centre (SEEAC)
  • Asian Women’s Resource Centre (AWRC)
  • Roma Support Group
  • Indo-American Refugee and Migrant Organisation (IRMO)
  • Voice of Domestic Workers (VODW)


Training we received from FLEX has enabled our staff members and volunteers to better equip ourselves with knowledge, confidence and skills to support our community members

South East and East Asian Resource Centre (SEEAC)

The training process with FLEX was fantastic from beginning to end..As an organisation we have been able to use what we have learned and provide a further layer of support to our survivors.

Asian Women’s Resource Centre (AWRC)

Training for statutory services

We offer professional training for public officials, including those acting as First Responders as part of the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), on emerging trends and sector-specific risks, as well as on their legal obligations in identifying and supporting potential victims of modern slavery.

We also offer a ‘Train the Trainer’ capacity-building package for those acting as Modern Slavery leads within their teams.

Partners trained:

  • Mayor of London for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)
  • Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board


It was comprehensive, but delivered in a way that was easy to digest, and pitched in such a way that professionals with varying degrees of experience could all take something from it.

Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board