Modern Slavery Statement

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.

Forget Me Not Home Services Ltd 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 Forget Me Not Home Services Ltd 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 Forget Me Not Home Services Ltd management. Forget Me Not Home Services Ltd will also support any staff that may be subject to slavery or human trafficking.

Where modern slavery or human trafficking is identified, Forget Me Not Home Services Ltd will share information with the Suffolk County 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.

Forget Me Not Home Services Ltd 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 PM11 – Whistleblowing Policy and Procedure at Forget Me Not Home Services Ltd. The purpose of this policy and associated procedure is to enable Forget Me Not Home Services Ltd to thoroughly investigate allegations of any wrongdoing raised by employees within Forget Me Not Home Services Ltd without fear of reprisal.

All staff engaged with providing services at Forget Me Not Home Services Ltd 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. Forget Me Not Home Services Ltd will follow PR16 – Right to Work Checks Policy and Procedure to ensure that a robust and fair process is followed at all times.

Forget Me Not Home Services Ltd will only use staff provided by third-party organisations (such as agencies) that are either registered with the regulator or who can confirm that the staff being supplied are free to work in the UK and meet all the requirements for the role being provided for.