Reference 2019-545

REF:            2019-545

Subject:        Modern Slavery

 

Request:

Is your authority’s supply chain checked for adherence to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015?

( )Yes

( )No

( )Not Sure

Other (please specify)

 

  1. In the calendar year 2017, how many suppliers in your supply chain did Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 apply to? 
  2. In the calendar year 2018, how many suppliers in your supply chain did Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 apply to?
  3. How often are due diligence checks carried out in compliance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act and by whom (job title)?
  4. Which area of your supply chain do you think is particularly vulnerable to risks of modern slavery and human trafficking and what steps have you taken to manage these risks?
  5. How compliant is your authority to enforcing the requirements of section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015?

( )Full compliance

( )Partial / some compliance

( )Not sure

( )Very little compliance

( )No compliance

  1. Have there been any reports of incidents of Modern Slavery in your supply chain. If your answer is “yes” please provide details.

( )Yes

( )No

( )Not sure

( )Not applicable

If “Yes” provide details here:

 

 

  1. How well do you think staff managing contracts on behalf of your authority are trained to spot and tackle Modern Slavery within your supply chain?
  2. Name of Authority
  3. Does your authority publish a Modern Slavery statement? If “Yes”, please provide a link to your Modern Slavery Statement otherwise enter “Not applicable” or “Not sure”.

 

 

Response:

We do not record this information but we can confirm that all our spend is procured under the relevant NHS terms and conditions, which contains a section on Modern slavery for suppliers to comply with. This is available easily on the internet.