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Investigating Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery CPD Virtual Conference

15 and 16 November 2022


  • A two-day virtual conference to provide investigators with a current operational snapshot of the challenges, trends, research, best practice and investigative opportunities around the Investigation of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery offences


  • Features an impressive line-up of international practitioners who will share best practice and showcase their work


  • Aimed at operational investigators of al ranks and roles from forces, ROCUs, specialist teams as well as other law enforcement organisations who want to broaden their knowledge and understanding of this complex area and carry out effective investigations


  • The conference will provide a positive and supportive forum for debate, networking and the sharing of ideas and best practice


  • The event will be hosted online by Microsoft Team


  • Certificates of CPD are available



The Investigator is pleased to be hosting our second Investigating Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery conference that follows on from the success of last year’s event which saw investigators from around the world come together in a virtual environment to debate the current issues and challenges.

The Investigation of human trafficking and modern slavery is challenging as crimes are often difficult to detect and investigate due to the fact they are multi-faceted and complex. They involve multiple suspects from international organised crime gangs who go to great lengths to avoid detection. There is often a fine line between a person’s status as a victim and an offender which can be complex and challenging for investigators.

Every day across the world, men, women and children are falling victim to human trafficking and modern slavery as ruthless perpetrators seek to exploit their vulnerabilities for financial gain.

Victims live in squalid conditions and take part in degrading acts often resulting in death or long-term psychological damage. Crimes have a wide-reaching effect on communities and the families of victims due to their shocking nature.

Our event will highlight some of issues and challenges that underpin this important work


Speakers and topics

  • Victim Navigator Programme in UK police service, how specialist workers are being successfully deployed into UK police forces to provide tactical expertise to investigations and support to victims, Debi Lloyd, Head of European Operations, Justice, and Care


  • Conducting international human trafficking investigations in the USA, best practice and current strategies, Ilya Faynshteyn, Special Agent, US Department of Homeland Security


  • The NPCC and NCA Tackling Organised Exploitation Programme (TOEX), how an innovative national project is supporting the UK’s Regional and Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) to conduct human trafficking and modern slavery investigations, Detective Chief Superintendent Kate Thacker, National Strategic Coordinator Tackling Organised Exploitation Programme


  • Exclusive research into investigative decision making regarding the victim/offender dilemma in Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Investigations, George Fawcett, Senior Lecturer in Policing and Criminal Investigation at the University of Central Lancashire and former Detective Chief Inspector who previously served for 20 years in Lancashire Constabulary and ten years in Greater Manchester Police


  • Contemporary issues around the prosecution of human trafficking and modern slavery offences, Darren Snow, Barrister at Libertas Chambers, Serious Crime, Regulatory, Inquests and Professional Discipline


  • An operational guide for investigators on how to write a good National Referral Mechanism (NRM) referral, Andrew Smith, Manager, ACTion to Combat Modern Slavery Justice Hub, Coordinator, Humber Modern Slavery Partnership, Wilberforce Institute 


  • Challenges and opportunities around the Section 45 provision of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, Jeff Norman, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Expert Witness and Specialist Advisor


  • How the Crown Prosecution Service is approaching the prosecution of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery offences, speaker TBC


Further speakers to be announced shortly.


Cost: £295.99 + VAT (GBP) per delegate (LEA and Government Agency rate).  £395.99 + VAT Industry rate

Booking: Please send the delegates name(s), email address(es) and purchase order (made out to The Investigator) to booking@the-investigator.co.uk or telephone +44(0)844 660 8707 for further information. 


Under no circumstances will a delegate be able to register using a free webmail address (ie: gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, Hotmail, AOL etc) but you can use one to login into Teams once your work email has been verified.

Payment can be made by PayPal/debit/credit card (corporate card fees apply + 3%). 

The meeting link will be sent out 7 days before the event.

Terms and conditions

NB: the price quoted is for one delegate to view the event live at the time of transmission. We do not provide copies of the recording to be viewed at a later date as our events are not open access events and we hold the copyright.  Reproduction without prior consent is strictly prohibited.