Slavery and Human Trafficking

Modern Slavery Act - Our Statement

Who are we?

Sirona care & health is a social enterprise which means we are driven by wanting to make a positive difference to people; we are a not-for-profit organisation which means any profit we do make is reinvested into services or communities so that together we can transform the ways we work for the benefit of all.

Our services span across all age ranges from birth through to end-of-life and include people who may require short term support, those with long term conditions or people with a learning difficulty. We also provide support through residential and extra care facilities.

What is our approach?

As part of our wider social responsibility, our commitment to those who use our services and to our community is ensuring we publish a statement outlining any steps we have taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place.

Elimination of slavery and trafficking from our supply chains and our business is important to us as we recognise the significant role that we and others providing health and care services have to play to combat this form of abuse. We are as committed to this as we are in supporting and caring for victims of this 21st century crime.

What do we do?

All new employees have their identity and their right to work in the United Kingdom checked before they are able to start their role and our policies and procedures enable all staff to raise concerns about poor working practices.

We have a clear Raising Concerns policy – often referred to as whistleblowing – which is in place to ensure that staff, volunteers or contractors working for or with us have a clear and open way of raising any concerns they may have and that they are confident to do so.

We will continue to identify, assess and monitor potential risk areas in terms of modern slavery and human trafficking, particularly in our supply chains by using our routine contract management meetings with our providers to address any issues around modern slavery and requesting evidence of supplier’s plans and arrangements to prevent slavery in their activities and their supply chain.

We ensure all staff have access to training on modern slavery and human trafficking and this is delivered within our safeguarding training.