Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, and human trafficking, all of which include the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.

Amicus Homecare has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery within the business and supply chains and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our dealings and relationships. We will implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in Amicus Homecare or within any third parties (agencies) that we are associated with.

All staff will be made aware of the issues surrounding slavery and human trafficking, whilst being encouraged and supported to report any concerns to Amicus Homecare management. Amicus Homecare will also support any staff that may be subject to slavery or human trafficking.

Where modern slavery or human trafficking is identified, Amicus Homecare will share information with the Bath and North East Somerset Council Safeguarding Team to safeguard the individual from harm and with the objective of preventing future situations arising, to promote the elimination of routes and sources of slavery or human trafficking.

All line managers are responsible for ensuring that those reporting directly to them comply with the provisions of this policy in the day to day performance of their roles.

All employees who suspect any members of the workplace being victim of modern slavery must notify their line manager.

Amicus Homecare will take steps to ensure that sufficient communication and employee awareness training is undertaken with regards to Modern Slavery.

All employees will be made aware of Policies enabling – Raising Concerns, Freedom to Speak Up and the Whistleblowing Policy and Procedure at Amicus Homecare. The purpose of this policy and associated procedures is to enable Amicus Homecare to thoroughly investigate allegations of any wrongdoing raised by employees within Amicus Homecare without fear of reprisal.

Amicus Homecare will use this policy to underpin and inform any statement on slavery and human trafficking that we may be required to produce to meet the requirements of Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA).

Safer Recruitment

All staff engaged with providing services at Amicus Homecare will be subject to thorough and rigorous recruitment procedures that will include a DBS check, identity check, confirmation of validity to work in the UK, employment history, suitability for the role and references. This will minimise the chance of employing a person that has been, or is subject to, slavery or human trafficking. Amicus Homecare will follow its policies regarding – Right to Work Checks to ensure that a robust and fair process is followed at all  times.


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