Modern Slavery Policy

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Liberty Support Services Ltd modern slavery and human trafficking statement.

Liberty Support Modern Slavery Act Statement

Liberty Support service Ltd are committed to ensuring modern slavery does not exist in its supply chains. We constantly strive to develop, policy and procedures to safeguard in all areas we engage with. To date we have had no reports of modern slavery within our organisation nor our supply chains.

Supply chain

As a small organisation we are not required by law to have a modern slavery policy or statement. However we are required by nature of our registration with CQC to ensure we safeguard and support best practice in employment law.

It is difficult for an organisation our size to have a significant influence or understanding of our supply chain. Because of this we have taken the following steps.

We do not use agency staff for reasons of care quality but also because its difficult to fully ensure people employment is not subject to coercive forces via agents failing to follow best employment practice.

All significant spend is from companies of significant standing and transparency.

Only a small proportion of expenses are in small independent organisations with unregulated services. This limits the possibility of inadvertent support of exploitative individuals and organisations.

We remain focussed on assessing our high risk spend areas and on raising awareness across all staff, from the Executive team through to everyone at our branches to ensure all products and services are sourced and supplied responsibly and ethically.

Staff wellbeing

Liberty Support Services has a clear framework of rules and behaviours and encourages the reporting of any concerns or breaches so that they can be dealt with appropriately in accordance with our policies and procedures. We offer an independent and confidential Whistleblowing hotline where staff can raise concerns confidentially and anonymously if they wish.

Liberty Support Services checks that staff can demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.The Trust also seeks confirmation from volunteers that they have eligibility to work in the UK.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our modern slavery and human trafficking statement.