Anti-slavery & Anti-trafficking Policy
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, forced and compulsory labour, and human trafficking whereby individuals are deprived of their freedom and are exploited for commercial or personal gain as enacted in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (‘the Act’). Yorkshire Training Partnership Ltd is committed to a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and to acting with integrity in all its dealings, relationships, and supply chains. It expects the same high standards from all its staff, suppliers, contractors, and those with whom it does business. This policy applies to all employees, workers, consultants, and other persons doing business with the organisation including all its contractors, and suppliers.
Yorkshire Training Partnership Ltd acknowledges the risk that a supply chain may involve the use of a hidden or unknown subcontractor reliant on forced labour. Although YTP is an independent training provider it considers the risk of modern slavery to be low due to the nature of its supply chains, it takes its responsibilities to combat modern slavery seriously as demonstrated by its promotion and adoption of the following policy measures:
• The prevention, detection, and reporting of modern slavery in any part of its business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for the organisation or under its control.
• Appropriate due diligence processes must be carried out with modern slavery which may include considering human rights in a sector or country, the type of sector in which a service provider operates, the countries from which services are provided, the nature of relationships with suppliers, and the complexity of supply chain(s).
• All supply chain lines need to be continually risk assessed and managed with modern slavery and any high-risk suppliers audited.
• We encourage anyone to raise any concerns about modern slavery and will support anyone who acts in good faith. We have a whistleblowing policy that can be used to report any instances.
• We have an Equal Opportunity and Diversity policy, and we are committed to upholding human rights.
• We will continue to develop our commitment to combat modern slavery and will provide staff training where appropriate.
Any breaches of this policy may result in Yorkshire Training Partnership Ltd taking disciplinary action against individual(s) and/or terminating its relationship with any organisation or supplier.
Staff recruited by YTP are recruited through agreed, reputable recruitment agencies. To prevent the risk of any occurrences of modern slavery, YTP conducts checks on agencies before they are approved. Through its recruitment processes, YTP ensures that all approved recruitment agencies carry out all relevant checks and provide evidence that all such checks have been conducted.
All staff are trained in line with safeguarding and are provided with copies of the safeguarding policies.
Grievance and Whistleblowing policies.
YTP has these policies accessible for all employees, students, and others to raise concerns without fear of retaliation.
Employee Code of Conduct.
This policy sets out what behaviour is expected of anyone employed or subcontracted by YTP. YTP strives to maintain the highest standards of conduct and ethical behaviour.