Modern Slavery Statement

 

This statement is made as part of Braxfield Recruitment’s commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act).  It summarises how Braxfield Recruitment operates, the policies and processes in place to minimise the possibility of any problems, any risks we have identified and how we monitor them, and how we train our staff. 

This statement is published in accordance with section 54 of the Act and relates to the financial year April 2018 to April 2019. It was approved by the board of directors on 6th April 2018.

 

  1. Our Business

Braxfield Recruitment is a limited company  operating in the recruitment sector.  We provide introduction services / supply temporary workers / act as a neutral vendor / and/or act as a master vendor in the social housing sector, predominantly within white collar property services.

Braxfield Recruitment  is an independent business. 

1.1. Who we work with

All of the hirers that we work with, and all of the work-seekers we provide, are known to and identified by our staff.  All of the temporary workers we supply are identified by our staff. Some of these work-seekers operate through their own limited companies

The hiring companies that we work with are located in the UK, predominantly the South East.  The work-seekers / workers we supply live in the UK, predominantly within the South East.

1.2. Other relationships

As part of our business, we also work with the following organisations:

2. Our Policies

Braxfield Recruitment has a modern slavery policy.

In addition, Braxfield Recruitment has the following policies which incorporate ethical standards for our staff [and our suppliers].

  • Anti-bribery and corruption policy

  • Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy

  • Information, Security & Data Protection Policy

  • Complaint’s Policy and Proceedure

  • Environmental Policy

2.1. Policy development and review

Braxfield Recruitment’s policies are established by our directors, based on advice from HR professionals, industry best practice and legal advice. We review our policies on a regular basis, or as needed to adapt to changes. 

3. Our Processes for Managing Risk

In order to assess the risk of modern slavery, we use the following processes with our suppliers:

  • When engaging with suppliers, we ask for evidence of their processes and policies, including commitments around modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, human rights, and whistle-blowing. 

After due consideration, we have not identified any significant risks of modern slavery, forced labour, or human trafficking in our supply chain.  However, we continue to be alert to the potential for problems. 

 Additionally, we have taken the following steps to minimise the possibility of any problems:

  • We reserve the right to conduct spot-checks of the businesses who supply us, in order to investigate any complaints.

  • We collaborate with our suppliers in order to improve standards and transparency across our supply chain.

  • Only senior members of staff who have undergone appropriate training for assessing modern slavery risks in the supply chain are authorised to sign contracts and establish commercial relationships in any area where we have identified the potential for risk.

  • We ensure that all of our suppliers are members of appropriate industry bodies and working groups.

  • Our staff are encouraged to bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.

4. Our Training

All of our staff receive training and support that is appropriate to their role.  In particular:

  •  Our [leadership team and/or senior supply chain managers] receive detailed training in identifying and resolving concerns around modern slavery and human trafficking.

  • As part of this, our staff are encouraged to discuss any concerns that they have.

  • Training is refreshed regularly.