Modern Slavery Policy

MODERN SLAVERY POLICY  →

1. C & H Agency t/a Staff UK Bolton is committed to eliminating modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses.

2. Staff UK Bolton is committed to ensuring that its staff and any workers it supplies (directly or indirectly) are not subject to behaviour or threats that may amount to modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses.

3. Staff UK Bolton provides appropriate training and awareness information for all of its staff. In particular:

  • Our management team receive detailed training in identifying and resolving concerns around modern slavery and human trafficking.
  • Our HR undertake training courses that include guidance around modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as other wider human rights issues.
  • All of our staff receive awareness-raising information around issues involving modern slavery and human trafficking, so that they can bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.

4. Any staff, workers or other parties are strongly encouraged to report any concerns or suspicions that they might have to their point of contact at Staff UK, there is also a contact for each team available out of hours including bank holidays.

5. For candidates registering, we display multilingual posters throughout the office and also utilise a stronger together questionnaire.

6. Reports surrounding these issues are taken extremely seriously by management team who are committed to ensuring that all investigations shall be prompt and effective. If our investigations reveal any issues, we are committed to taking appropriate action, including but not limited to:

  • Working with the appropriate organisations such as Stronger Together and Sedex to improve standards,
  • Removing that organisation from our preferred supplier list,
  • Passing details to appropriate law enforcement bodies,

7. We regularly monitor our risks in this area though the use of relevant key performance indicators, including:

  • The percentage of suppliers who sign up to an appropriate code / provide their own modern slavery statements,
  • The effectiveness of enforcement against suppliers who breach policies,
  • The amount of time spent on audits, re-audits, spot checks, and related due diligence, and
  • The level of modern slavery training and awareness amongst our staff.

This policy was adopted on 1st January 2016 after being agreed by our Managing Director, Christine Green. It is reviewed annually, next review date 31st March 2022

8. As part of our efforts in this area, we publish a modern slavery statement on an annual basis.

9. We would also recommend reading this in conjunction with our other policies, including our:

  • Ethical procurement policy,
  • Anti-bribery / corruption policy,
  • Whistleblowing policy.