Modern Slavery Policy

Modern Slavery Statement

Modern slavery is the recruitment, movement, harbouring or receiving of children, women or men through the use of force, coercion, abuse of vulnerability, deception or other means for the purpose of exploitation.

Individuals may be trafficked into, out of or within the UK, and they may be trafficked for a number of reasons including sexual exploitation, forced labour, domestic servitude and organ harvesting.

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 introduced changes in UK law, which focus on increasing transparency in supply chains.

As both a supplier of contingent workforce to the NHS, and as an employer, Altrix Technology Limited provides the following statement in respect of our commitment to, and efforts in, preventing slavery and human trafficking practices in the supply chain and employment practices.

 

Our commitment to prevent slavery and human trafficking

The Governing Board, Senior Leadership Team and all employees are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business activity and, in so far as is possible, to holding our suppliers to account to do likewise.

 

Our approach

Our overall approach will be governed by compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements and the maintenance and development of good practice in the fields of contracting and employment.

Our mandatory safeguarding training includes awareness on modern slavery.

As part of our ongoing contracting processes we will request evidence from all our suppliers in regard to their plans and arrangements to prevent slavery in their activities and onward supply chain.

 

Our policies and arrangements

Our recruitment processes are robust and adhere to safe recruitment principles. This includes strict requirements in respect of identity checks, work permits and criminal records.

Our policies, such Professional Standards and Conduct and Grievance together with our Altrix Member Handbook, provide an additional platform and guidance for our workforce and staff to raise concerns about poor and inappropriate working practices.

Our procurement approach follows the Crown Commercial Service standard. When procuring goods and services, we apply Terms and Conditions that require suppliers to comply with relevant legislation.  We intend to take further steps to identify, assess and monitor potential risk areas in terms of modern slavery and human trafficking, particularly in the supply chains of our suppliers.

 

This Modern Slavery Statement has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors (or equivalent management body).