It has been highlighted by the Local Government Association that there is significant concern that the current pandemic will have exacerbated the threat from modern slavery and human trafficking.  Existing victims are less visible due to the ongoing closure of some businesses and others are at a greater risk of becoming victims as their economic circumstances become more precarious as a result of the impact of COVID-19. To help councils and other organisations the Home Office has developed a new training module for First Responders. The 45-minute programme can be accessed online, by clicking the following link