Anti-slavery and human trafficking statement

We are committed to doing what we can to combat slavery and human trafficking. Our anti-slavery and human trafficking statement reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within our supply chains. Our suppliers must fully comply with all applicable legislation including, but not limited to, slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, immigration, data protection and health and safety. As such we require all suppliers to confirm that they are not in breach of the above legislation prior to being procured for services/goods.

Our internal processes ensure that recruitment and procurement do not breach the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Staff are aware of the risks around domestic servitude and report any concerns to Safeguarding Leads. Staff have received training to enable them to conduct checks on documents such as passports and other forms of ID, to avoid being party to trafficking.

The Association will work with other agencies and will report any suspected incidences of slavery or trafficking to the relevant authorities.

This statement is made under section 54 (1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and is approved by the board. It will be reviewed and updated as necessary.