MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT
FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR [2022- 2023]
This modern slavery and human trafficking statement is made on behalf of Shropshire Youth Support Trust pursuant to Section 54(1) Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Shropshire Youth Support Trust is a charity based in Shropshire which promotes the advancement of young people in life and to help them develop their capacities to enable them to become responsible members of society.
OUR SUPPLY CHAINS
• Local Authorities,
• Statutory bodies
• Voluntary and community sector
• General public
• Education sector
We have direct relationships with organisations which offer support services such as mentoring education, instruction or training in professions, vocations, industries, crafts trades or the skills needed in employmen.t
OUR POLICIES AND CONTROLS
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 our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our business and in our supply chains. Accompanying this is our Whistleblowing Policy which provides a system for our employees to escalate slavery and human trafficking issues and breaches of our company policies. Both policies are reviewed annually. There have been no breaches or suspected breaches of our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy reported in 2021/2022
DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES
We have in place policies and systems across our business; our partners; and our supply chains to:-
. Identify inappropriate employment practices;
. Identify, assess and monitor other potential risk areas;
. Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring;
. Protect whistle-blowers; and
. Investigate reports of Modern Slavery
RISK MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT OF EFFECTIVENESS
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we operate in line with principles of responsible sourcing, including paying employees at the prevailing minimum wage as per HMRC.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business, in our supply chains and in our business partners, we provide relevant in-house training to all staff annually which is delivered by West Mercia Police.
This modern slavery and human trafficking statement was approved by the Chief Executive of Shropshire youth Support Trust on 1st July 2022.
1st July 2022