Tackling Modern Slavery Statement

Tackling Modern Slavery

As part of the overall commitment of Livewell Southwest in keeping people safe well and at home and consistent with local multi agency safeguarding policies and procedures and Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act, Livewell Southwest has taken action to protect vulnerable people or those at risk of abuse.

As such risks of human trafficking and modern slavery are included with in the corporate safeguarding training, multi-agency policy and procedures and Livewell Southwest is able to respond to requests from other agencies where this risk has been identified. In the last year this has included supporting the Police, Border Control and the Local Authority where human trafficking and modern slavery has been detected.

In relation to our supply chain a formal request has been made to NHS supplies to confirm the action it takes to ensure human trafficking and modern slavery is not taking place within its supply chain.  A review of other suppliers is also to be implemented.

In relation to recruitment of staff, action is also in place to provide assurance that all staff employed on a permanent or temporary basis are subject to checks to ensure that they are not the subject of modern slavery or human trafficking.

Geoff Baines, director of safety and quality 
2018/19

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