Modern Slavery Policy

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (‘the Act’) requires organisations in the UK to publish a statement each year, setting out the action they have taken to ensure that their business and supply chains are slavery free.

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights.  It takes a variety of forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking.

Knowsley FACE is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within its services.  The Service will also ensure this same commitment from its suppliers and other partner agencies involved in the delivery of adult education.

The Service will undertake appropriate financial and due diligence checks when considering taking on new suppliers/partner providers and regularly review its existing suppliers/partner providers to ensure they meet their regulatory obligations.

The Service will ensure that all staff and service users are made aware of The Act and their requested compliance with its rules and procedures as well as identifying the appropriate Lead Officers for all matters regarding issues of Modern Slavery.

The Service will encourage all its staff, service users and partner agencies to report any concerns relating to the direct activities, or those of partner agencies to the Designated Safeguarding Lead(s).