Last Updated: [May 2023]
We, Heritage Healthcare, are committed to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking in all our activities. Our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy outlines our approach to tackling these issues in accordance with the relevant legislation of the United Kingdom, including:
- The Modern Slavery Act 2015
- Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
- Human Rights Act 1998
- The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
1.1. We condemn all forms of modern slavery and human trafficking and are committed to preventing their occurrence within our organization and supply chains.
1.2. We strive to ensure that all individuals, including our employees, clients, and suppliers, are treated with dignity, respect, and fairness.
Compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015
2.1. We comply with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and take proactive measures to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking.
2.2. We have implemented effective policies, procedures, and training programs to raise awareness, detect, and report any suspicions or incidents of modern slavery or human trafficking.
3.1. We maintain fair employment practices and treat all our employees with respect and dignity, adhering to applicable employment laws and regulations.
3.2. We provide appropriate training to our employees to raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking, enabling them to identify and report any concerns or suspicions.
4.1. We are committed to working with suppliers and contractors who share our values and demonstrate a commitment to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking.
4.2. We conduct due diligence on our supply chains to assess and mitigate the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking.
4.3. We expect our suppliers to comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding modern slavery and human trafficking. We may terminate relationships with suppliers who do not meet these standards.
Reporting and Whistleblowing
5.1. We encourage all employees, clients, and stakeholders to report any concerns, suspicions, or incidents related to modern slavery and human trafficking.
5.2. We have established confidential reporting mechanisms, ensuring that all reports are treated with sensitivity and in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.
Monitoring and Review
6.1. We regularly monitor and review our policies, procedures, and practices to ensure their effectiveness in preventing modern slavery and human trafficking.
6.2. We engage in continuous improvement, seeking opportunities to enhance our processes and further address the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking.
Training and Awareness
7.1. We provide training and awareness programs to our employees, ensuring they understand the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking and know how to respond appropriately.
7.2. We communicate our commitment to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking to our suppliers, clients, and stakeholders, encouraging their support and cooperation.
Communication and Transparency
8.1. We will make our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy available on our website, ensuring it is accessible to all stakeholders.
8.2. We will provide periodic updates on our efforts to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking, demonstrating our commitment to transparency.
If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms, please contact us at:
Heritage House, 10 Houndgate, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 5RF, United Kingdom.
Telephone: 01325 370 700