Modern Slavery Policy

When supplying staff to various healthcare establishments, Wyefield Healthcare Limited takes its responsibility extremely seriously and is aware of the risks that our business activities attract. As Wyefield Healthcare Limited, it is our mandate to conduct business ethically and honestly with commitment to implementing and enforcing systems that ensure modern slavery and human trafficking is not only prevented but fished out and dealt with according to the provision of the law.

Wyefield Healthcare Limited is aware and supports that all businesses must prevent slavery and human trafficking and is committed to ensuring through all possible means that this is prevented within its business and supply chains through which it operates.

The Modern Slavery Act came into force on the 29th of October 2015 to seek and eliminate the criminal act of slavery, human trafficking and forced labour. Modern slavery can take many forms and the following definitions are encompassed within the term ‘modern slavery for the Modern Slavery Act 2015;

  • ‘slavery’ is where ownership is exercised over a person
  • ‘servitude’ involves the obligation to provide services imposed by coercion
  • ‘forced or compulsory labour’ involves work or service extracted from any person under the menace of a penalty and for which the person has not offered himself voluntarily
  • ‘human trafficking’ concerns arranging or facilitating the travel of another to exploit them.

Structure and Business

Wyefield Healthcare Limited is a healthcare recruitment agency, that supply nurses, support workers and nursing assistants to various healthcare establishments

Policy Statement

Wyefield Healthcare Limited moto is being transparent, fair, and work with integrity in all aspects of business and relationships we create as a company, everywhere we supply our staff to. Wyefield Healthcare Limited is bound by the UK Laws, including the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will ensure that they always uphold all laws relating to modern slavery and in all the jurisdictions in which we operate.

Due Diligence

Wyefield Healthcare Limited ensures strict and thorough compliance checks are carried out for all staff that we supply. During the registration and vetting process, the identity of each staff member and their right to work are fully vetted in line with the Home Office guidance and NHS employer’s checking standards. All our staff have access to dedicated whistle-blowing channels.

Employee Responsibilities

As an employee of Wyefield Healthcare Limited, you must ensure that you read, understand, and comply with the information contained within this policy, and with any training or other anti-slavery information you are given. All employees and those under our control are equally responsible for the prevention, detection, and reporting of slavery and other forms of modern slavery. They are required to avoid any activities that could lead to, or imply, a breach of this anti-slavery policy.

If you have reason to believe or suspect that an instance of modern slavery has occurred or will occur in the future that breaches this policy, you must notify your line manager. If any employee breaches this policy, they will not only face disciplinary action, and dismissal for gross misconduct but also report it to legal authorities. Wyefield Healthcare Limited has the right to terminate a contractual relationship with an employee if they breach this anti-slavery policy.

Raising concerns

If you suspect that there is any form of modern slavery about Wyefield Healthcare Limited or within any establishment you are being supplied to, you must raise your concerns at as early a stage as possible. If you’re uncertain about whether a certain action or behaviour falls within the definition of modern slavery (as provided above), you should speak to your line manager.

We also encourage members of the public to contact a director, in confidence, to raise any concern, issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any part of our business.

We will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. We are committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our own business or in any of our supply chains.

What to do if you are a victim of Modern Slavery?

You must tell your line manager as soon as possible if you experience or suspect another within or in affiliation with Wyefield Healthcare Limited or its connected suppliers. All concerns reported to management will be dealt with by the UK Government guidance. Should you suspect a patient/service user you care for whilst working is a victim of modern slavery, you must raise your concern in line with the Trust policy. Should you be worried to report this, please ensure you notify Wyefield Healthcare Limited as we would need to notify the client. 

How you are Protected

If you suspect that there is any form of modern slavery about Wyefield Healthcare, you must raise your concerns at as early a stage as possible. If you’re uncertain about whether a certain action or behaviour falls within the definition of modern slavery (as provided above), you should speak to your line manager.

In the instance that you experience or you report a concern relating to potential act(s) of modern slavery, Wyefield Healthcare Limited understands that you may feel worried about potential repercussions. Do not worry as we will support anyone who raises concerns in good faith under this policy; even if the investigation finds that they were mistaken.

Wyefield Healthcare Limited will ensure that no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting a concern relating to potential act(s) of modern slavery. (Detrimental treatment refers to dismissal, disciplinary action, threats, or unfavourable treatment about the concern the individual raised).

If you have reason to believe you’ve been subjected to unjust treatment as a result of a concern or reporting, you should inform your line manager.

Training and communication

  • Wyefield Healthcare Limited will provide training on this policy as part of the induction process for all new employees.
  • Wyefield Healthcare limited will provide relevant anti-slavery training and support to its staff members they may require about human trafficking, forced labour, servitude and slavery. 
  • risk assessments on parts of our business and our suppliers who are most at risk of modern slavery.
  • liaison with our suppliers both to convey to them our Anti-Slavery Policy and to gain an understanding of the measures taken by them to ensure modern slavery is not occurring in their businesses.

Record Keeping

Wyefield Healthcare limited will keep detailed and accurate records of employees (in line with the Data Protection policy and procedure) and will have appropriate internal controls in place to support this policy.

Monitoring and Reviewing

Wyefield Healthcare Limited is responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of this policy and will review its implementation of it on an annual basis. They will assess its suitability, adequacy, and effectiveness. Where there is a need for improvement, we will ensure they are implemented as soon as possible. Employees are encouraged to offer their feedback on this policy if they have any suggestions for how it may be improved. Feedback of this nature should be addressed to the line manager.

This policy does not form part of an employee’s contract of employment and Wyefield Healthcare Limited may amend it at any time so as to improve its effectiveness at combatting modern slavery

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