The Recovery Focus Group is committed to preventing modern slavery in its activities and supply chain. Modern slavery encompasses slavery, human trafficking, forced labour and domestic servitude.

This is our statement on slavery and human trafficking under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for the financial year ending 31 March 2018 and has been prepared in line with guidance issued by the Home Office under the Act on preparation of such statements.

It applies to all group partners within Recovery Focus, is drawn up by the Group Leadership Team and requires formal adoption by each partner board. Currently within the group, only Richmond Fellowship exceeds the turnover threshold set by the Act and the Modern Slavery Act (Transparency in Supply Chains) Regulations. However all partners within the group have committed to compliance with the statement. Richmond Fellowship is registered with the Home Office who oversee compliance with the Act.

  • 1. Our policies, due diligence and risk assessment

    We only use specified, reputable employment agencies to source labour and always verify the practices of any new agency before accepting workers from that agency. This is reflected in our recruitment and selection policies. Whether employed directly or via an employment agency, our specific requirements for starting any role within the organisation is proof of identity and the correct permissions to work and these are confirmed as true and bone fide. In this way we know who is working within our group of companies across our services.

    Employees are provided with clear and transparent information about rates of pay, hours worked and legal deductions. We expect all employees to adhere to the Code of Conduct. We brief our workforce on the Modern Slavery Act to increase awareness and their understanding of what to do if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking.

    Our reward and recognition strategy ensures we monitor our total reward package to ensure we attract and retain appropriately skilled employees. We look to position our total reward offer competitively around the middle of the market. We also regularly review our employment terms to ensure compliance with all relevant legislation including the National Living Wage and other aged related Minimum Wage directives.

  • 2. Measuring effectiveness and workforce training

    We have systems in place to be assured that our procedures are robust (including the use of Internal Audit teams) and we also have an overarching whistle blowing policy to encourage the reporting of concerns whilst protecting whistle blowers.

    All of our workforce who are in contact with people using our care and support services are trained to identify all safeguarding issues, which include signs of exploitation, and comply with the referral process to ensure that incidents of this nature are reported to local managers who then work with other agencies such as Local Authority Social Services, local safeguarding teams and the Police.

    Safeguarding, tenancy and fraud policies (and procedures) enable us to take the appropriate action if slavery or human trafficking is identified by us within our services or by people we support.

  • 3. Supply chains

    Our supply chains include the sourcing of products and services important to the delivery of our services.

    Our supply chain includes:

    • Property related services and materials (construction and maintenance)
    • Facilities management services
    • Communications and IT equipment services
    • Temporary/Agency staff
    • Various professional services
    • Office equipment and supplies
    • Utilities

    This is not an exhaustive list. In scrutinising our suppliers we adopt a risk based approach to ensure those sectors commonly deemed to be most at risk from Modern Slavery are reviewed in more detail.

    Our procurement activities all take place in England and our contractors and suppliers are currently all UK based though we follow the European Union Procurement Directives which govern good practice in procurement. This is supplemented by our own Group Procurement Policy which extends across all Recovery Focus partner companies in our group.

    Our tendering process ensures we engage with reputable  contractors who adhere to all appropriate legislation, regulation  and practices. Our contract management arrangements help us ensure they maintain the standards required.

    Our policies are reviewed on a continuous basis to ensure that they reflect best practice and to mitigate against risks. All managers with delegated authority to commission goods or services will seek a compliance statement from any potential provider.

    Arising from the regular refresh of the Group Procurement Policy, we regularly review our process and procedures across the group to incorporate the relevant due diligence checks to conduct with suppliers before entering into the contract. Some procedures may be specific to only a single partner entity or even division of services within the group, to ensure that processes can be in  adequate detail to ensure desired standards are being delivered.

    As part of the Group’s ongoing activity we may also review or reconsider additional policies, procedures or requirements if  appropriate to ensure there is no slavery or human trafficking taking place in any partner within Recovery Focus or in our group supply chains.

    This statement will be updated annually.

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