MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING POLICY.
This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the 1ST2 Achieve Training (1ST2A) slavery and human trafficking statement for the academic year 2023 - 2024. 1st2 Achieve Training is committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
We are a private training provider accessing a range of funding streams, including Skills Bootcamps, AEB, Department for Education Direct Contracts, etc. We are based in the northwest of England but operate nationally, delivering qualifications in Construction, Customer Service, Business Administration, Digital Marketing, Hair, Barbering, Beauty, Leadership and Management, both in our training centres and on-site at employer’s premises. To ensure the effective delivery of our service office, our supply chain includes Awarding Organisations, an Approved Training Organisation for CITB, associate tutors and resource suppliers.
We will make sure our suppliers are aware of our policies, and we expect our supply chain to adhere to the same high standards. As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk: –
We expect our Supply Chain to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes in place
We expect each entity in the supply chain to, at least, adopt ‘one up’ due diligence on the next link in the chain.
It is not practical for us (and every other participant in the chain) to have direct relationships with all links in the supply chain, but we are committed to: -
Better understanding our supply chains and working towards greater transparency and responsibility towards people working within them.
Working with our suppliers in our supply chains to encourage more of them to commit to the highest standards of business in dealing with Modern Slavery.
Our Senior Leadership Team (SLT) is responsible for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations.
RISK AND COMPLIANCE
We have produced an anti-slavery and human trafficking policy, which is published within our company employee handbook, to complement our existing policies regarding the human rights of workers.
We play an active role in supplier development and are adopting various means to communicate our expectations to our suppliers clearly. We are reviewing the vetting process for our supply chain and working collaboratively with them to ensure they can meet their legal requirements under the Act.
We will endeavour to ensure all our suppliers adhere to our anti-slavery policy. For example, if we find evidence of a failure to comply with our policies, we will immediately seek to terminate our relationship with the relevant supplier.
EFFECTIVENESS AND KPI'S
We have reviewed our key performance indicators (KPIs) relevant to introducing the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
As a result, we have set the following KPI:
All current staff/site personnel to have completed anti-slavery and human trafficking training within three months of their start date.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain and our business, we provide training to relevant staff members when applicable.
The policy has been approved by the Senior Leadership Team and the 1ST2 Achieve Training Quality & Standards Board.
The policy will be reviewed on an annual basis unless circumstances arise requiring the policy to be reviewed earlier.
Board signatory: M Edwards