This statement is made in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps the Company is taking to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
Real Care + is committed to preventing modern slavery in all of its activities, including those of any suppliers with which it engages.
Real Care + is a nursing and care Service provider that provides unique care and support that promotes vulnerable individual’s health, lifestyle and needs within their own homes, the communities, semi-independent homes for children, residential homes, nursing homes, hospitals, schools and prisons.
Most of our services are delivered through local authority contracts, NHS contract, private hospitals and homes.
As a responsible employer, currently employing in excess of 100 people, we recognise that modern slavery is a serious issue with grave consequences for those affected.
We seek to address the problem through our robust, recruitment checks, including proof-of-identity, right-to-work, references and employment history checks. However, we are never complacent and recognise that there is always some risk. All staff 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.
We recognise that the risk has increased in 2022 and 2023 as an increasing number of our employees are recruited from overseas through the Government Visa Scheme.
We are aware that this constitutes an increased risk of exploitation of migrant workers.
To effectively communicate our expectations on modern slavery, we have implemented policies and procedures that are designed to support our high standards in ethical and responsible business and supply chain practices.
The policies cover how we work with our suppliers, partners, employ people appropriately, and how we operate and interact with modern slavery legislation in our business and with supplier.
We counter this by ensuring that every supplier, contractors, we engage undergoes thorough due diligence checks, including confirmation that the organisation is compliant with the Modern Slavery Act and that the robust recruitment and checks we carry out for our own staff are undertaken by an organisation we engage.
We also regularly update our supporting polices, including our Recruitment Policy, Safeguarding Policy, Whistleblowing Policy and Modern Slavery Policy and Procedure.
We carry out safeguarding and Whistleblowing training within the business, helping staff to identify individuals who may be at risk and how to escalate concerns.
This statement will be updated annually to reflect our ongoing focus and commitment to the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It has been approved by the Real Care + Board and signed by Roseline Harmony MD on its behalf.
Review Date: April 2024