Ifybella Complex Care Services Ltd - Modern slavery statement for financial year 2018/19
This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Ifybella Complex Care Services Ltd has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain. Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Ifybella Complex Care Services Ltd has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or of our staff supply chain. Our business is in the domiciliary care services where we take extra precaution to avoid and prevent employment of under age and any act of human slavery. This responsibility is equally required of all our suppliers and customers. In our recruitment areas, we have mitigated the recruitment of under age and prevention of human trafficking by employing a robust layer of check and cross checking to make sure we employ and recruit the right person rather than impersonation of individual. We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner.
1. Anti-slavery policy. This policy sets out the organisation’s stance on modern slavery and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where they can go for help.
2. Recruitment policy. We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
3. Whistle blowing. We operate a whistle blowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.
4. Code of business conduct. This code explains the manner in which we behave as an organisation and how we expect our employees and clients to act. Our clients operate a supplier/client policy and maintain a preferred clients list. We conduct due diligence on all clients before allowing them to become a preferred client. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery and on-site audits which include a review of working conditions. Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all clients and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.
In addition to the above, as part of our contract with clients, we require that they confirm to us that:
We regularly conduct training for our recruitment and consultancy teams so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our staff supply chain. Through our performance indicators, we will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:
• No reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.
This statement was approved by the Director.
Name of Director: Ms Ifeoma Uwandu
Date: 23rd September 2018
Address: Suite 4-8 Acorn House, 381 Midsummer Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes. , MK9 3BN
Phone: 01908 010360, 07737676802, 07778765152
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