Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Modern slavery can take place in a wide range of employment sectors, including healthcare. People that use, or are in contact with, hospice services may also be victims of modern slavery or human trafficking.

We have a role in identifying victims of modern slavery and human trafficking and engaging with community partners to safeguard these individuals.

At St Barnabas Hospice we are committed to maintaining an environment that is free from discrimination or oppression of any kind, for everyone. To this end, St Barnabas Hospice complies with applicable employment laws and is firmly committed to ensuring fairness in the hiring and advancement of all employees, both permanent, temporary, and bank.

Our commitment to respect in the workplace is in line with ethical principles and practices aimed at preventing the exploitation and abuse associated with modern slavery and human trafficking.

We likewise expect a commitment to these principles from all organisations with which we do business and will not support or do business knowingly with any organisations involved in slavery or human trafficking.

Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, will be referred to the police and safeguarding board which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct.

If there is any suspicion or concern of modern slavery or human trafficking, or an allegation relating to modern slavery or human trafficking is made, safeguarding procedures will be followed and the police will be notified where appropriate.

This statement is made pursuant to Part 6 Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. St Barnabas Hospice fully supports international efforts to combat modern slavery and human trafficking in corporate activities and supply chains.

Last updated December 2022

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