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Modern Slavery Act 2018/19 Annual Statement

Modern Slavery Act 2018/19 Annual Statement

In accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, Nottingham CityCare Partnership CIC makes the following statement regarding the steps it has taken in the financial year 2017/18 to ensure that Modern Slavery is not taking place in any part of its own organisation or any of its supply chain.

About Nottingham CityCare Partnership

We were formed as a Social Enterprise on 1 April 2011 and employ over 1200 staff with a budget of £50.6 million.

We deliver a range of community healthcare services shaped to meet the needs of the communities we serve - from health visiting and education for young families to community nursing and home-based rehabilitation services for older people, and from the NHS Urgent Care Centre to specialist services.

We work in partnership with patients, staff, the private, public and voluntary sectors and the local community to build a healthier, more sustainable future for all.

We reinvest any profits we make back into the organisation and into new community health projects. The communities we serve lie at the heart of CityCare and we are very much focused on building sustainable services that generate healthier, happier futures for local people.

Arrangements to Prevent Slavery and Human Trafficking

We are aware of the key issues around the Modern Slavery Act and are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain or in any part of our organisation.

Suppliers/Tenders

CityCare complies with relevant Procurement legislation and uses a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire on procurements, which exceed policy thresholds.  Bidders are required to confirm their compliance with the Modern Slavery Act.

Policies and Procedures

Our policies and procedures reflect our commitment to acting ethically in all our business relationships and to implementing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place.

Training and Promotion

Our safeguarding training includes role relevant modern slavery awareness and understanding to reflect the Department of Health and Social Care’s project around Provider Responses, Treatment and Care for Trafficked People (PROTECT).

In addition our Head of Procurement undertakes an annual CIPS Ethical Training Course which covers the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and abides by the CIPS Professional Code of Conduct.

Recruitment

We have very robust recruitment processes which adhere to safe recruitment principles.  This includes strict requirements in respect of identity checks, work permits and criminal records checks.

The Board of Directors has approved this statement for publication on our website.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2018.

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