Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement
This statement is to be accepted as Lincolnshire Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinics (LPSICs) response to the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
DEFINITION OF OFFENCES SLAVERY, SERVITUDE AND FORCED
AND/OR COMPULSORY LABOUR
A person commits
an offence if:
- The person holds another person in slavery or servitude and
the circumstances are such that the person knows, or ought to know, that the
other person is held in slavery or servitude, or;
- The person requires another person to perform forced or
compulsory labour and the circumstances are such that the person knows, or
ought to know, that the other person is being required to perform forced or
A person commits
an offence if:
- The person arranges or facilitates the travel of another
person (victim) with a view to being exploited.
- It is irrelevant whether the victim consents to travel and
whether or not the victim is an adult or a child.
A person is
exploited if one or more of the following issues are identified in relation to
- Slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour
- Sexual exploitation
- Removal of organs
- Securing services by force, threats and deception
- Securing services from children, young people and
LINCOLNSHIRE PHYSIOTHERAPY & SPORTS INJURIES
CLINICS STATEMENT OF RESPONSE
In accordance with
the Modern Slavery Act 2015, Lincolnshire Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries
Clinics offer the following statement regarding the measures in place to ensure
that Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking does not occur within any part of its
Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinics are committed to fulfilling their
responsibility to ensure that there is a zero-tolerance approach to modern
slavery and/or human trafficking within any part of our business. Any
identified concerns regarding modern slavery and human trafficking will be
escalated in line with the Company’s safeguarding processes; working in
conjunction with our partner agencies. As such:
- LPSICs adhere to the national employment checks/standards
(including employees’ UK address; their right to work in the UK and obtaining
- LPSICs have systems in place to encourage the reporting of
concerns and for the protection of those who do raise concerns.
- LPSICs IG Policy Folders contain information relating to
the indicators of human trafficking/modern slavery, for staff awareness.
- The referral process for adults/children at risk, along
with contact info to both the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adult and Lincolnshire
Safeguarding Children Boards are located in LPSICs IG Policy Folders.
- LPSICs employment checks and payroll systems (i.e. people
bought into the country illegally will not have a National Insurance number).
- Contractors/suppliers employed by LPSICs conform to safeguarding
LPSICs aim to be
as effective as possible in ensuring that modern slavery and human trafficking
is not taking place in any part of its business or supply chains. In addition
to the above actions, LPSICs will measure its performance against the following
- LPSICs endeavours to build long-standing relationships with
our suppliers and make clear our expectations of business behaviour. Where
National or International supply chains are used, we expect these suppliers to
have suitable Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policies and Procedures and,
where there is a risk of slavery and human trafficking taking place, steps have
been taken to assess and manage that risk.
- Develop a level of communication with the next link in the
supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations
in relation to issues such as bribery, slavery and other ethical
- Modern slavery and human trafficking training is available
to all LPSICs staff via the Local Safeguarding Adult’s and Children’s Boards.
Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinics modern slavery statement will be
- LPSICs IG Policy Folders which are available in all clinics
- the training programme for Safeguarding Adult Level 3
This statement is
made pursuant to Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our
Company’s Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking statement.
This Statement is to be reviewed and updated accordingly on an annual
basis by the Practice Manager to take account of changing circumstances and
All employed and self-employed staff must read this Statement and sign
the relevant record sheet agreeing to abide by the requirements laid down