Proxy Care Personnel

Modern Slavery Statement

Modern Slavery is a crime that results in an abhorrent abuse of human rights. The Modern Slavery Act 2015, referred to as the Act, created offences of slavery, servitude and financial or compulsory labour. Slavery, following the 1926 Slavery Convention, is the status or condition of a person over whom all or any of the powers attaching to the right of ownership are exercised. 

Servitude is the obligation to provide services that are imposed by the use of coercion and includes the obligation of a serf to live on another person’s property and the impossibility of changing his or her condition.

 

Our Policies

Proxycare Personnel Ltd understands that appropriate policies should be in place which are crucial for developing anti-slavery and anti-trafficking standards across the company and will influence suppliers’ and employees’ decision making on a day-to-day basis. We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that our business is conducted in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:

  1. Staff Recruitment/Preventing Employment of Illegal Workers Policy. We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
  2. Whistleblowing policy. This policy is designed to reassure all employees that it is acceptable to speak up and to enable them to raise any concern they may have about an issue at an early stage and in the right way. Concerns that could be an issue and things that employees think we should be made aware of should be reported through this policy and may be to do with certain areas, e.g. criminal activity or other unethical conduct.
  3. Company grievance policy. We have a mechanism in place which encourages full disclosure of any issues and problems and the procedure for addressing and remedying identified issues.

 

Our Suppliers

Proxycare Personnel Ltd has developed a process for informed business decisions, including the selection of suppliers, subcontractors, or third-party recruitment agencies. We maintain a preferred supplier list and conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offences relating to modern slavery. Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.