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Modern Slavery Transparency Statement

Meeting: 15/03/2018 - Executive (Item 137)

137 Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Transparency Statement pdf icon PDF 92 KB

The Assistant Director, Housing & Community Safety, to present a report which asks Members to consider and agree a statement demonstrating the council’s commitment to ensuring there are no victims of slavery or human trafficking employed directly by the council, or in its commissioned services or supply.

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Decision:

Resolved:  That the statement in Annex A to the report, which demonstrates the council’s commitment to ensuring that there are no victims of slavery or human trafficking employed directly by the council, or in its commissioned services or supply, be approved.

 

Reason:     To comply with the requirement in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to publish a statement to this effect.

 

Minutes:

The Assistant Director, Housing & Community Safety, presented a report which invited Members to consider and approve the content of the council’s Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement.

 

Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 required commercial organisations to produce a statement each financial year setting out what they had done to ensure that there was no modern slavery in their supply chains or any part of their business.  A Bill currently before Parliament would confirm that this also applied to local authorities.  A proposed statement for the council was attached as Annex A to the report.  

 

Associated actions that the council would undertake during the forthcoming financial year, including reviewing procurement documentation, were listed in paragraph 7.

 

Resolved:  That the statement in Annex A to the report, which demonstrates the council’s commitment to ensuring that there are no victims of slavery or human trafficking employed directly by the council, or in its commissioned services or supply, be approved.

 

Reason:     To comply with the requirement in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to publish a statement to this effect.


 

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