Modern slavery statement
Modern slavery, including trafficking, forced labour, as well as forced recruitment for armed
conflict, prostitution, pornography and other illicit activities represents some of the worst
children’s rights violations in existence. ThetTrustedSave has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we strive to act ethically and with integrity in all of our business dealings and relationships to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains. We will also ensure our approach and stance is clear with our partner organisations.
Our policies on anti-slavery and human trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all of our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in the ThetrustedSave or our supply chains.
We will treat any breach of our Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking Policy very seriously. For example, any employee who breaches the policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct.
We are regularly reviewing and updating relevant policies and have processes in place to monitor and maintain our policies at regular intervals.
An updated Ethical Code of Practice has been created which has a broader scope than our previous Supplier Code of Practice. It covers any 3rd party company or individual that has a contractual agreement in place with the ThetrustedSave and requires them to use the same principles in respect of their own supply chain.
THE MODERN SLAVERY ACT 2015
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires large UK organisations to publish annual statements to
report on the steps they are taking to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking are not
taking place in their operations and in the supply chains that provide their goods and services.
Modern slavery is an overarching term used to describe a wide range of exploitation of labour,
including slavery, forced or compulsory labour, servitude and other types of bonded labour,
human trafficking and child labour.
Effective action taken to address modern slavery
We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to creating and ensuring an inclusive, non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for all staff. All our care home staff are paid the real living wage. We provide safe and hygienic working environments and our staff receive regular and recorded health and safety training.
We aim not to contract with any supplier supporting modern day slavery and we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour as part of procurement process. We expect our suppliers to hold their own suppliers to the same high standards. However, we recognise that supply chains are opaque and, during the coming year, as part of the risk assessment process, we will review our due diligence processes to ensure their effectiveness in preventing us from contracting with a supplier who does not have their own robust anti-slavery measures in place.
Training on modern slavery and trafficking
All staff and trustees must undertake mandatory safeguarding training annually after which staff should understand key safeguarding concepts and types of harm and feel confident to act on safeguarding concerns.
During the coming year we will be strengthening the modern slavery aspects of the safeguarding training to heighten awareness of the risks of inadvertently supporting modern slavery.
TheTrustedSave continued commitment
We recognise the importance of maintaining constant vigilance to identify and address any issues associated with slavery and human trafficking in the ThetrustedSave and throughout our supply chains. We are committed to continuing to enhance our capacity to identify, prevent and mitigate any actual or potential risks in these areas. This includes communications through various channels to internal staff and also the ability to report concerns through our Serious Concerns
This statement is made pursuant to section 54 (Part 6) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Evrad Kameugne Kounchou
The Trusted Save