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 compulsory labour.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

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.

EXPLOITATION

A person is exploited if one or more of the following issues are identified in relation to the victim:

  • 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 vulnerable persons

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 supply chain.

Lincolnshire 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 suitable references).
  • 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 requirements.

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 indicators:

  • 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 considerations.
  • Modern slavery and human trafficking training is available to all LPSICs staff via the Local Safeguarding Adult’s and Children’s Boards.

Lincolnshire Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinics modern slavery statement will be included in:

  • LPSICs IG Policy Folders which are available in all clinics
  • the training programme for Safeguarding Adult Level 3 training

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.

REVIEW

This Statement is to be reviewed and updated accordingly on an annual basis by the Practice Manager to take account of changing circumstances and legislation.

STAFF AGREEMENT

All employed and self-employed staff must read this Statement and sign the relevant record sheet agreeing to abide by the requirements laid down within it.