Modern Slavery Statement

This statement has been published pursuant to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

 

Introduction

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 made it a legal requirement for companies like Avanta Care Ltd to be socially responsible and protect the human rights of workers. Alongside our legal obligations, our core

corporate beliefs include a respect for the rule of law, promoting liberty, enterprise and democracy. To adhere to these beliefs and the law, we must take responsibility for individuals that work with and for us.

This statement sets out the action we have taken during 2020, aimed at ensuring that our business activities and suppliers/partners are free from modern slavery and human tracking.

 

Our business and suppliers/partners

Avanta Care Ltd is a healthcare organisation employing a workforce with a diverse set of skills. Its main business activities is supplying health care workers to hospitals, care and nursing homes throughout the

UK. Avanta Care Ltd also has an online and in-house training centre and owns the website: www.avantacare.com.

We are based in the UK and work internationally. Our operations include training and preparation, sourcing and interviewing candidates, help with relocations, online training, recruitment, technology,

marketing, advertising and customer services, including account management.

 

Policies and Processes

We strive to maintain the highest standards of conduct and ethical behaviour from our employees, clients, partners and suppliers:

  • Policies: We have a variety of policies relating to modern slavery included in our Sta Handbook, which specify what behaviour is expected of our employees in respect of modern slavery
  • Monitoring: We are continually evaluating modern slavery and human tracking risks for our suppliers and have identied those where there is a higher potential for modern slavery. The areas of enhanced risk are monitored by our procurement and compliance teams. We have a procedure of writing to higher risk suppliers on an annual basis to remind them of our policies
  • Due Diligence: Suppliers must complete our due diligence process, including agreeing to our “Supplier Business Code of Conduct” before working with us. This sets out our requirements that Suppliers provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, and act ethically and within the law in their use of labour. We undertake a higher level of due diligence, if there is a higher risk of modern slavery
  • Whistle-blowing: Our whistle-blowing policy encourages our employees, clients, partners and suppliers, to report any concerns, including any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human tracking

 

Training and Awareness

We highlight our modern slavery obligations as part of our induction training to both internal and external employees. We are planning to establish a programme which will require all sta to complete

training on our responsibility to prevent modern slavery. As well as training our employees, we will be raising awareness of modern slavery issues generally and reiterating to our sta the importance of our

Supplier Business Code of Conduct.

 

This statement has been approved by the organisation’s Board of Directors, who will review and update it annually.

 

We know that to tackle modern slavery, and promote our core beliefs it is essential to monitor and improve our procedures on an on-going basis.