Statement on modern slavery
With You is a leading voluntary sector organisation that supports adults, children, young people and families to make positive behaviour changes across England and Scotland. We recognise that we have a responsibility to take a robust approach to the global problem of slavery and human trafficking.
Modern slavery and trafficking are terms for the act of recruiting, harbouring, transporting, providing, or obtaining a person for forced labour or commercial sex acts through the use of force, fraud, or coercion.
We are absolutely committed to the prevention of slavery and human trafficking associated with our activities, and to ensuring that those who use our services, our suppliers (and supply chains) are free from slavery and human trafficking.
With You statement on modern slavery and trafficking 2019/20
This statement sets out With You's actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its activities and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. In addition where people who use our services are suspected of being the victims of modern slavery or trafficking they will be encouraged and supported in contacting the relevant agencies and taking the necessary actions to break free. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.
With You is a leading UK voluntary sector organisation that supports adults, children, young adults and families to make positive behaviour changes, whether with alcohol, drugs, or mental health and wellbeing across England and Scotland. We recognise that we have a responsibility to take a robust approach to global problem of slavery and human trafficking.
The organisation is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that users of its services and suppliers within our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
During 2019-20 we employed 1,444 staff, delivering services from approximately 120 locations across England and Scotland. During the year we worked with over 160,000 people, ranging from young children to older adults. We recognise that many of our clients are very vulnerable and are working to ensure that our staff are aware of the dangers that people who use our services may face, including being victim of modern slavery or trafficking.
Policies and training
We are constantly reviewing and updating policies to ensure they reflect the latest best practice. Current policies with direct relevance to modern slavery and trafficking include:
- Safeguarding Children - England Policy
- Safeguarding Children - Scotland Policy
- Safeguarding Adults Policy
- Freedom to Speak Up (Whistleblowing policy)
- Complaints Policy & Feedback Policy
- Dignity at Work Policy
- Diversity & Equality Policy
During 2019-20 we updated our procurement policy which now has the requirement for our suppliers to comply with the Modern Slavery Act.