Modern slavery statement

Our Modern Slavery Statement

Executive Summary

Modern slavery is a serious crime that violates human rights by depriving a person’s liberty in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. Modern slavery is a hidden issue and takes on various forms, including forced and compulsory labour, and human trafficking. The United Nations International Labour Organisation estimates that there are 49.6 million people living in modern slavery around the world.

As an ethical and socially responsible health and social care charity we are committed to the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We aim to:

  • Respond to modern slavery where we encounter it in our service operations.
  • Ensure our core activities and supply chains are free of modern slavery.

In line with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 we have published a Modern Slavery Statement which outlines our:

Activities for April 2022 to March 2023, including:

  • Our safeguarding resources, processes, training, and roles.
  • Our approach to procurement, including facilities, ordering equipment, and working with staffing agencies.

Aims for April 2023 to March 2024, including:

  • Establishing a Modern Slavery Panel.
  • Increasing uptake of training to improve knowledge and skills in relation to modern slavery.
  • Reviewing key documents to ensure they include relevant information regarding modern slavery.
  • Improving our procurement practices by embedding social value criteria and weighting into evaluation processes and decision making.