The Modern Slavery Act 2015 introduced new obligations in relation to slavery and human trafficking. Family Action is fully supportive of the legislation as it is in keeping with our values. Family Action is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking. As an equal opportunities employer, Family Action is committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for its staff and volunteers. Family Action wants all its staff and volunteers to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves.
The nature of our organisation and supply chains means Family Action has a low risk of being exposed to suppliers who utilise human trafficking or slavery. However, we are committed to improving our practices and processes to combat slavery and human trafficking, where we can.
Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we are reviewing our Procurement Policy and processes, which will ensure we have in place systems to:
- identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains;
- mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains; and
- monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
Supplier Adherence to our Values
We have a zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values, we will also develop a supply chain compliance programme. Family Action maintains the following policies which are accessible via the Family Action intranet:
- Employee Code of Conduct
- Anti-Bribery Policy
- Anti-Fraud Policy
- Ethical Fundraising Policy
- Health & Wellbeing Policy
- Whistleblowing Policy
- Anti-Bullying and Harassment Policy
- Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy
- Safer Recruitment Policy
Family Action does not enter into business with any organisation, in the United Kingdom or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 31 March 2020.