TRUTH is a project to develop an existing training course, originally developed by the online learning team at The Sheffield College, to provide a new course aimed at increasing awareness of the signs of Human Trafficking amongst those on the frontline, such as social care workers, police and nurses.
Many view the issue of trafficking as an aspect of immigration but whilst many trafficked victims may be immigrants recovered in a foreign land, the United Nations records that one in four victims are in fact exploited in their own country. There is no immigration aspect at all in these cases only evidence that a crime has been committed.
It has become apparent over recent years that an effective national and international response to slavery requires many essential facets. One of these is raising the general awareness of trafficking to both front line professionals and the general public.