Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
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Family Rights Group and the Modern Slavery Act
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
Family Rights Group is committed to improving practices to combat slavery and human trafficking, and reporting any suspected incidents of modern slavery it comes into contact with.
This statement recognises section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Family Rights Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement.
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
Family Rights Group is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking within our employee teams. We endeavour to ensure that all staff, contractors and service providers have appropriate terms and conditions of employment. We review our terms and conditions of employment periodically to ensure they are appropriate and provide adequate protection.
Family Rights Group has significant contact with families. In the event that our staff come into contact with an allegation or suspected incident of modern slavery or human trafficking through our work, we are committed to taking appropriate action to prevent harm.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, our current policies and procedures highlight modern slavery and trafficking as a serious issue of harm and a threat to human rights. We also have a whistleblowing policy which protects those who share concerns over incidents of modern slavery and human trafficking.
To ensure all those in our supply chain, contractors and partners comply with our values, we are introducing compliance checks within our supply chain and partners. This includes measures to focus on diligence to anti-slavery measures in our supply chains, supplier contracts and procurement processes. In response to this audit, we will introduce systems which:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains and in the partner organisations we work with;
- mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in the partner organisations we work with;
- monitor potential risk areas in our future supply chains and partners.
Human trafficking and breach of confidentiality
We have provisions to consider breaching confidentiality with the people we advise and reporting to the relevant authorities if we have reason to believe that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, or an adult is at risk of serious harm. This may include slavery and/or human trafficking. The full provisions are outlined in our Confidentiality and Protection of Vulnerable Children and Adults policy.