Anti- Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
Redcourt St Anselm’s supports the objectives of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“the Act”) of eliminating slavery and human trafficking.
Risks relating to slavery and human trafficking are considered across the Trust. The Act requires commercial organisations to publish a statement as to the actions they have taken to detect and deal with acts of modern slavery in their businesses and supply chains. This obligation applies to organisations that carry on business in the UK and which have a total annual turnover in excess of £36 million. Redcourt St Anselm’s has therefore no legal obligation to make this statement in accordance with the Act . This statement is therefore made by Redcourt St Anselm’s as an act of support for Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Campaign.
We recognise that the school has a responsibility to manage the risk that slavery and/or human trafficking are taking place in any of its business throughout the world or within its supply chains. The United Kingdom is currently part of the European Union and as such has a developed culture of ethical business practice and strong labour regulation. The school’s suppliers are mostly based within these countries and we have assessed the risk of the school contracting with organisations that engage in slavery or human trafficking as being relatively low.
In those areas of our business where we source goods from countries where modern forms of slavery are more likely to be prevalent we are undertaking the following activities to assess and address this risk:
- Conducting an internal risk assessment to identify which of the school’s suppliers are most likely to manufacture goods or provide services in countries and/or sectors where instances of modern slavery are more likely to be prevalent.
- Consulting with those suppliers whom we have identified as presenting significant inherent risk in order to understand more about their own businesses, supply chains and the steps they have taken to reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking.
- Reviewing the school’s existing contractual arrangements and identifying ways these can be strengthened to further reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our businesses and supply chains.
We will continue to monitor the school’s supply chain to assess ongoing risks and develop measures to further reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking taking place in the school’s supply chain and/or business.
In order to assist in the eradication of modern slavery beyond the areas where the school has influence through its business and supply chains, the school has provided funding to charities that campaign for school justice worldwide including the work of Edmund Rice International.