This statement is published pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It outlines the position of and steps taken by Nightingale Homecare Group Ltd to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking taking place within our business and supply chains.
We understand that modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, forced labour, human trafficking, and is a growing global issue. Nightingale Homecare Group Ltd has a zero tolerance approach to any kind of modern slavery within our organization or our supply chains. We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks within our business and our supply chains and will ensure that effective controls are in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within our business and within our supply chains.
All members of our staff are expected to comply with this statement and report any concerns they may have using the appropriate channels and senior management will act upon all concerns raised.
Our core service offering centres on the delivery of personal care and support to enable people to remain at home and maintain their independence.
As a provider of community-based services, Nightingale Homecare Group Ltd procurement needs are relatively simple, mostly including:
* Uniforms and Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E) for Care Staff
* IT and communication equipment suppliers
* Legal, accountancy and consultancy
* Cleaning contractors
* Rental, furnishing, equipping/maintenance of office space
* Equipment Providers
* Utilities providers
All of our suppliers of services or materials as part of our procurement due diligence are required to confirm compliance with all of the relevant legislation part of which includes the Modern Slavery Act.
Training and Awareness
Nightingale Homecare Group Ltd specifically covers the definition and indicators of modern slavery and human trafficking within its Safeguarding training which forms part of our Induction Training which is to Skills for Care Requirements & Standards. This training is further supported by internal communications raising awareness of the expectation on staff to report any concerns they may have.
Policies and Procedures
We operate a number of internal policies and procedures that ensure we are conducting our business in an ethical, fair and transparent manner. These include:
including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
ensures that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.
Employee Code of Conduct: explains the manner in which we behave as an organisation and how we expect our employees and suppliers to act.
Human Rights Policy: outlines that the Nightingale Homecare Group Ltd has a zero tolerance to abuse of human rights within any part of the business or supply chains. We will take all allegations seriously that human rights are not properly respected.
During the coming year, the Nightingale Homecare Group Ltd will take the opportunity to:
* Revise it’s supplier policy to make reference to our policy on modern slavery
* Require all existing suppliers to complete an ethical supply chain checklist
* Conduct risk assessment on all of our suppliers to assess the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking