Modern Slavery Policy

Charities Trust is committed to ensuring that its staff are not subject to behaviour or threats that may amount to modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and or similar human rights abuses.

We are also committed to ensuring our approach to tackling modern slavery in our own business and throughout our supply chains is consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We all have a responsibly to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain.

This statement sets out Charities Trust’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to the business and to ensure steps are maintained to prevent both slavery and human trafficking.


Our Policies

Charities Trust’s Modern Slavery Policy, along with our Corporate Social Responsibility, Financial Crime and Whistle-blowing policies reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.


Our Processes for Managing Risk

In order to assess the risk of modern slavery, we use the following processes:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas when considering taking on new suppliers and regularly review our existing supply chains
  • Review the potential for risk at regular intervals, including the possibility of re-auditing a supplier or conducting spot checks
  • Protect whistle blowers

After due consideration, we have not identified any significant risks of modern slavery, forced labour, or human trafficking in our supply chain. However, we continue to be alert to the potential for problems.


Training

To maintain awareness and ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery we ensure that key employees receive regular relevant training and updates.


Commitment

This statement of policy is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Charities Trust’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 April 2019. It has been approved by the Board of Trustees who will review and update it annually.



Date of last revision: 9 October 2018