Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement

updated: 30th May 2022
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Values Approach

We offer a values-based approach focused on respect, honesty and mutual support. We work with our partners to plan sustainability, progression, and succession to help grow their role in our delivery network. We invite partners onto our Delivery Boards and facilitate collaborative approaches to address challenges and continuously improve.

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Global Lead Partner

We have financial stability as a well-capitalised global Lead Partner enabling us to reduce the barriers to entry for organisations that cannot acceptthe full risk burden of payments by results contracts.

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Ethical Practices

We operate ethical procurement practices, with open and transparent partner selection and management processes.

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Co-working Opportunities

We offer co-working opportunities at different levels of scale, autonomy and risk to accommodate community and micro-businesses.

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Established Solutions

We have established solutions across our international portfolio that can be leveraged and adapted to local needs, and we offer investment in innovation to support this.

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Proven Systems

We have proven systems for efficiency, transparency and personalisation of services.

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Capacity Building Programs

We have capacity building programs for ambitious smaller/community organisations to help them build sustainable business models through management support, training programs and business coaching.

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Service Integration

We are committed to alignment and integration with existing and emerging services to achieve better individual and community outcomes, driving better value from funding and avoid duplication.

1. Introduction

This statement sets out Fedcap Employment actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to ensure steps are maintained to prevent slavery and human trafficking. This statement relates to actions and activities during the calendar year ending 31 December 2020.

Fedcap Employment has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking and is fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities and ensuring there is transparency across the business and supply chains.

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk (including in relation to that of human trafficking and slavery) we operate a range of policies which serve to address the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

2. Our policies

Our policies reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective due diligence and contractual compliance. These include:

Code of Conduct

Our code makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the organisation. We strive to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating and managing our supply chain.

Whistleblowing Policy

Fedcap Employment encourages all its workers, customers and business partners to report any concerns related to direct activities, or the supply chains of the organisation. This includes any circumstances that may give risk to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking. The organisation’s whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation. Employees, customers or others who have concerns can email whistleblowing@fedcapemployment.org

Recruitment Policy

We use only specified, reputable employment agencies to source labour and always verify the practices of any new agency before accepting workers from that agency.

Safeguarding Policy

Our Safeguarding policy sets out the legislative requirements to provide a duty of care, promote positive well-being and provide a clear process for escalating concerns to protect the welfare of individuals.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy is in place to ensure that we treat people fairly and with respect. Fedcap Employment is committed to being an Employer of Choice and we strive to create and implement our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.

3. Our supply chains and supplier adherence to our values

We expect the highest standards of conduct and probity throughout our supply chain, requiring all of our people to act with integrity and honesty. Our procurement processes include standard enquiries about modern slavery and trafficking and we examine our supply chain using our dedicated quality assurance functions including audit, supply chain management, legal and risk.

Fedcap Employment will continue to work with suppliers to ensure that they meet these standards and comply with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act.

4. What we do

As part of our commitment to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking we:

1. Introduced online training on the Modern Slavery Act, which was made compulsory in 2017/2018; Fedcap employees are required to complete training on the act, including how to identify and escalate any concerns.

2. Continue to review and develop the policies, processes and controls in place to support our commitment to mitigate risks of modern slavery across our organisation.

3. Will develop and update this statement annually to meet the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Slavery and Human Trafficking statement of the financial year ending 2022.

5. Approval

This statement has been approved by Human Resources, who will review and update it annually.

Document control

This policy will be reviewed at least annually to respond to any changes.

This policy is owned by Human Resources.

v1.0

New Policy
Gemma Dale - HR

Edited: 01/03/2019
Approval: 01/03/2019
Next Review: March 2020

v1.1

No change – annual review
Maureen Fowler - HR

Reviewed: 20/03/2020
Approval: 20/03/2020
Next Review: March 2021

v1.2

No change - annual review
Maureen Fowler - HR

Reviewed: 15/01/2021
Approval: 15/01/2021
Next Review: March 2022

V1.3

No change – annual review

Maureen McCann - HR

Reviewed: 20/03/2022

Approval: 20/03/2022

Next Review: March 2023

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