This modern slavery statement details the approach and steps B & H Care is taking and will continue to take as a business to ensure that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking  that is taking place within our business and our supply chains. 

Modern slavery is a crime and violates the rights of individuals rights and can include human trafficking, slavery, servitude, compulsory and forced labour and other forms of exploitations. We have a responsibility to our  stakeholders, our staff and service users to adhere to ethical principles and to acting with  transparency and integrity in our business. As a business, we have zero tolerance to rights violations and slavery across our business and supply chains.  

We are fully committed to the principles set out in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We are committed to procuring services and goods in an ethical manner that is sustainable  and we will make all efforts to safeguard against modern slavery and human rights abuses within our operations. This statement applies to all those employed by B &H Care in whatever capacity including directors, employees, agency workers, contractors  and business partners, 

Recruitment

B & H Care has in place a robust recruitment policy, is an equal opportunity employer and undertakes thorough checks to ensure the eligibility of staff to work in the UK and also undertakes other related employment checks. We ensure that all staff are not being exploited, are properly renumerated, that their employment terms are fair and meet all statutory requirements, that they are safeguarded against exploitation and that health and safety, employment laws and human rights are being adhered to. We make certain that staff have equal access to training and development opportunities.

Guiding policies

We are also guided by various policies to make certain that modern slavery and human trafficking are not occurring in any part of our business. Some of the documents and policies we are guided by include a recruitment policy, an equal opportunities policy, a whistle blowing policy, good governance policy and employee code of conduct  Our whistleblowing policy is given to all employees and encourages them to raise the alarm if they are concerned  about our business practices. In our staff induction, staff are given advice and information about modern slavery and human trafficking.

Training

B & H Care will ensure that staff understand the risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chains and how this can violate human rights. Staff will be trained to understand the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in the business and supply chains.

Due diligence processes

As part of B & H Care initiatives to identify and mitigate risk, we as a business will work with our staff, stakeholders including our supplies to ensure that they have taken reasonable measures to comply with the Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Act. We have a robust  due diligent process and risk assessment when we take on suppliers and contractors

Breach of the policy

Where there is a breach of this policy by a B & H Care employee, they will face disciplinary  action and or including dismissal for misconduct. As a business we will cease business relationships with contractors or suppliers who are in breach of this policy.

Communication 

We encourage open communication as a business and encourage staff to report any concerns about slavery. As a business we will support anyone that  raises  concerns relating to this policy. None of our staff  will be threatened, dismissed, face disciplinary action for raising concerns relating to slavery. We encourage our staff to report to management any potential breaches of our anti-slavery policy and we have in place protection for whistle blowers. 

We will  strive to continue to improve the current safeguards B & H Care has in place to prevent and detect slavery and human trafficking.