This statement has been published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It sets out the steps taken by Court Cavendish Limited and its subsidiaries (the Group) during the year ending 28 February 2019 to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in its businesses and supply chains.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced and compulsory labour all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. The Group has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
The Group delivers operational and financial turnarounds of multi-site Social Care and Health Care organisations, provides residential care, domiciliary care and supported living services for people with learning disabilities and complex needs including mental health needs and Luxury safari experiences in the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa.
We operate internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
- Anti-slavery policy. This policy sets out the organisation’s stance on modern slavery and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where they can go for help.
- Recruitment 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.
- Whistleblowing policy. We operate a whistleblowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.
Our Supply Chains
The Group seeks excellence in every area of the organisation and strives to ensure the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and ethical business practice. We are committed to conducting our business in a lawful manner and this includes engaging with our suppliers to ensure that they share our high standards. We expect our suppliers to fulfil their obligations to comply with the provisions of the Modern Slavery Act.
We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if no reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Trust’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 28 February 2019.
It has been approved by the Board of Directors, who will review and update it annually.