This statement sets out the Certitude Group’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. This statement relates to actions during the financial year 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 and covers the activities of the Certitude Group.
Certitude is London’s leading adult social care provider for people living with learning disabilities, autism, mental health support needs and their families and carers. We are a non-profit organisation who offer family support and advice, provide registered home support care and support people with autism to live their lives in ways that work for them. We support over 1,500 people in 16 London boroughs.
As a non-profit organisation, we recognise that we have a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking and we are absolutely committed to preventing any form of slavery in our activities.
We work and liaise with several suppliers around London making sure they respect the standard requested and the satisfaction of our people, ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
Responsibility within Certitude for its anti-slavery initiatives is as follows:
Certitude has in place the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:
The organisation undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. The organisation’s due diligence and reviews include:
As a result of the review of its KPI (key performance indicator) the organisation requires all staff, supply chain managers within the organisation to complete the e-learning course on modern slavery. This helps make people aware how to identify the signs of slavery and human trafficking, and what initial steps should be taken and how to assess the risk.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, the organisation has raised awareness of modern slavery issues by using a range of media to promote awareness.