Modern Slavery Act Statement 2019
This statement sets out MSM Healthcare Ltd actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains.
As an initial statement, this statement relates to actions and activities during the current financial year (1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020). MSM Healthcare is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
Organisational structure and supply chains
MSM Healthcare is a UK based healthcare recruitment agency.
As a people-based service we provide our clients with quality candidates.
The following is the process by which the company assesses whether or not particular activities or countries are high risk in relation to slavery or human trafficking:
MSM Healthcare undertakes due diligence on all our clients. The due diligence includes a statement that each client is required to complete to show that the organisation:
•complies with the Modern Slavery Act;
•takes steps to eradicate modern slavery from their business.
•Holds their own suppliers to account over modern slavery
•Ensures their workers receive the minimum wage and undertake robust immigration checks
We may terminate the contract at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light.
MSM Healthcare does not consider it operates in high risk sectors or locations as we only operate within the UK.
•Recruitment: MSM Healthcare follows a documented Recruitment Policy and Procedure and have strict Security Guidelines in place to support the recruitment process.
•Grievances: MSM Healthcare has a documented Grievance Procedure for the reporting of unlawful discrimination in any form.
•Learning and Development: MSM Healthcare has a Learning and Development Policy to ensure the required development of staff through communication and training opportunity.
•Whistleblowing policy: The organisation encourages all its workers to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of, the organisation. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking. The organisation’s whistle blowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation.
•Anti slavery policy: This policy sets out the organisation’s stance on modern slavery and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where to go for help.
•Employee code of conduct: The organisation’s code makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the organisation. The organisation strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct.
The organisation undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new clients, and regularly reviews its existing clients. The organisation’s due diligence and reviews include:
• evaluating the modern slavery and human trafficking risks of each new clients;
The organisation requires Managers, recruitment and HR professionals within the organisation to complete training on modern slavery.
The organisation’s modern slavery training covers:
•how to assess the risk of slavery and human trafficking in relation to various aspects of the business, including resources and support available;
•how to identify the signs of slavery and human trafficking;
•what initial steps should be taken if slavery or human trafficking is suspected;
•how to escalate potential slavery or human trafficking issues to the relevant parties within the organisation
;•what external help is available, for example through the Modern Slavery Helpline, Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority and “Stronger together” initiative;
•what steps the organisation should take if suppliers or contractors do not implement anti- slavery policies in high-risk scenarios, including their removal from the organisation’s supply chains.
As well as training ‘key’ staff, the organisation is also raising awareness of modern slavery issues by developing information.
•the basic principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015;
•how employees can identify and prevent slavery and human trafficking;
•what employees can do to flag up potential slavery or human trafficking issues to the relevant parties within the organisation; and
•what external help is available, for example through the Modern Slavery Helpline.
Chief Executive Officer Approval
This statement has been approved by the organisation’s Board of Directors who will review and update it annually.
Signed: Simon Jones, Chief Executive Officer MSM Healthcare Limited
Date: January 2023