Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
Registered Under ICO A8249303
Helping Hand Recruitment Limited is a subsidiary Of Helping Hand Holdings Limited
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Helping Hand Holdings slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March,2020. This Statement has been approved by the Board of Directors of Helping Hand Holdings limited is the parent company of the Helping Hand Recruitment Limited.
The Helping Hand Holdings and its Subsidiaries does not believe there is any place in today’s world for slavery and human trafficking and in making this statement commits to ensuring there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our businesses.
We are committed to evolving our practices through all our group companies to combat slavery and human trafficking and to encourage the same principles and standards from our supply chain and business partners.
No breaches of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 were reported in 2019 or have been previously.
Our Company Structure
Operating primarily in the UK, Helping Hand Holdings Limited and its subsidiary businesses operate within the Group’s portfolio being made up of recruitment businesses, staffing service companies and related workforce solutions providers.
This statement applies to the Helping Hand Holdings Ltd and its subsidiary companies.
Our supply chain
Helping Hand Holdings Limited takes its responsibility for ensuring the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking is minimised across its supply chain. It achieves this through a combination of due diligence questionnaires for all suppliers and annual supplier audits. The Group expects its staff to report concerns of non-compliance, no matter how trivial, in line with the established policies and procedures.
Policies on modern slavery
Helping Hand Holdings Limited has a clearly defined Modern Slavery Policy
This policy is regularly updated to reflect best practice methodologies, and subsequently approved at Board and/or Director level.
Our modern slavery policy reflects the Company’s commitment to acting with integrity in all its relationships and has implemented adequate policies, procedures and systems to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place.
Due diligence processes
In order to identify and mitigate the risks associated with modern slavery and human trafficking, Helping Hand Holdings / Recruitment has adopted the following processes:
We’ve reworked our supplier appraisal questionnaire to include unambiguous questions regarding a supplier’s
compliance (with modern slavery and human trafficking legislation) and their policies and processes.
We review our supplier appraisal questionnaires on an annual basis to ensure continued compliance.
We conduct internal audits on our recruitment process (and those of our subsidiaries) to ensure that we only engage eligible workers for agency work.
We expect the suppliers we work with to have anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes that cover the subsequent relationships with their suppliers as it is not practical for us to influence and have a direct relationship with all levels of the supply chain.
With many of the subsidiary companies within Helping Hand Holdings / Recruitment placing personnel into companies on a temporary, contract or permanent basis, we appreciate the importance of robust operational practices. Through the aforementioned due diligence processes, supplier audits and questionnaires, and internal policies and staff training, we act to minimise the risk of individuals being placed into any form of slavery.
Checks are also undertaken to verify and identify where agency workers may be sharing bank accounts, addresses and telephone numbers which may be a risk indicator.
Helping Hand Holdings / Recruitment will continue to assess the risks associated with modern slavery and human trafficking and aim to fully understand other indicators of modern slavery.
Through regular monitoring, audits and assessments we measure the effectiveness of our risk control measures to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our business, our subsidiary businesses or our supply chains.
Our key performance indicators (KPIs) in this instance are:
100% compliance of supply chain companies via the supply chain audit process.
100% pass rate when reviewing recruitment activities and their compliance with agreed modern slavery processes.
Training for staff
With such a clear focus on maintaining 100% compliance with modern slavery and human trafficking legislation, it is essential that the people within our business receive adequate training and information. We provide information on this legislation and our policies and processes via the Group’s Intranet system and through induction and regular training updates.
Employees, workers, business partners and customers are encouraged to report any concerns that may give rise to a risk of modern slavery or human trafficking. The Group’s Whistleblowing Policy is designed to make it easy for disclosures to be made without fear of retaliation. In circumstances which prevent independent consideration of disclosures internally the Company’s auditors or external solicitors will be instructed.
Employees are advised on how to report any concerns they have associated with modern slavery and trafficking.
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