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This statement outlines the company’s approach to the prevention of modern slavery and human trafficking for staff, service users or our contractors/suppliers.

In accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, Spectrum Courses makes the following statement regarding the steps it takes to ensure that Modern Slavery i.e. slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of its own business or any of its suppliers.

Spectrum Courses is committed to ensuring there is no Modern Slavery or Human Trafficking in any part of our company and in so far as possible, requiring our suppliers to hold corresponding ethos. The company’s values are imbedded into our policies, procedures and in the work that we do.

Working with suppliers and risk assessments

We will ensure our suppliers and commissioned services have taken the necessary steps to ensure modern slavery is not taking place. We request all contractors of goods or services to have their own policy relating to working practices for modern slavery, or for evidence to be available to ensure their standards are in accordance with the Company’s expectations. Our contractor selection includes a requirement to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

We identify and mitigate the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking within our company and suppliers by:

  • Building or establishing long standing relationships.
  • Upholding professional codes of conduct and practice relating to purchasing and supply.
  • Seeking assurance through the tendering process that our suppliers and business partners are able to evidence their approach to modern slavery.
  • Our Directors and Advisory Board are trained to identify children safeguarding risks and know how to escalate potential issues. Training is continuous.
  • We review relevant policies in line with changes to legislation and local policy.

Our performance indicators

We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our organisation or suppliers if:
No reports are received from our staff, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.

Board approval

This statement has been approved by Spectrum Courses Board of Directors.