A key element of any anti-trafficking strategy is having a public, and more particularly frontline personnel, that are informed and aware of indicators of trafficking and vigilant for signs of a crime taking place. It is for this reason an investment has been made in developing training resources as follows
Train the Trainer
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) developed and designed a "train the trainer" manual.The idea of the programme is that participants on the course will train others in their organisations on the issues associated with human trafficking. Since the Train the Trainer manual was first published there have been some updates to the information therein. Therefore IOM developed an information sheet of updates to accompany the original manual. Furthermore to assist trainers roll out this training IOM developed shorter training modules of 1 hour and 3 hour duration.
Training resource for Airline staff
The Department of Justice and Equality developed a training module on human trafficking for airline staff to be incorporated into their existing training programme. The module features information on the indicators of human trafficking, case studies, the steps to take if you suspect a person might be a victim and useful contacts. Links to the Airline Training resources are below.
Training resource for Secondary School teachers
A pack for the Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) curriculum in Secondary schools was developed and sent to all schools. Each pack contained leaflets, a poster, a booklet entitled ‘Don’t Close your Eyes to Slavery’ and information cards which facilitate a group learning activity for students in the junior cycle. A PDF of the pack can be downloaded here.