Modern slavery and human trafficking
Modern Slavery Act 2015 - Transparency Statement
This statement sets out the Council's actions to understand and respond to risks relating to modern slavery. The statement has been drafted with broad acknowledgment of the wide ranging role of the Council from front line staff regulating business or visiting homes through to our commissioning and procurement of works, goods or services and management of contracts.
Modern slavery can take many forms and present in many ways. Our approach to this issue is embedded within our safeguarding policy and practice and the Council will focus throughout the year on raising awareness, strengthening processes and improving our commissioning, procurement and contract management specifically in relation to Modern Slavery.
This is the Councils first transparency statement in relation to modern slavery and is relevant for the financial year 2018/19. An annual progress report will be published on our website, alongside a revised statement at the start of the financial year 2019/20.