Support Solutions (Personnel) Limited Modern Slavery Statement
This statement is made as part of Support Solutions (Personnel) Limited’s (‘SSP’) commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act). It summarises how SSP operates, the policies and processes in place to minimise the possibility of any problems, any risks we have identified and how we monitor them, and how we train our staff.
This statement is published in accordance with section 54 of the Act, and relates to the financial year August 2021 to August 2022. It was approved by the Board of Directors on the 30th of July 2021.
1 Our Business
Support Solutions (Personnel) Limited (SSP) is a limited company operating in the recruitment sector. We provide introduction/permanent candidate services and supply temporary workers, in the care and industrial sectors.
SSP is an independent business.
1.1 Who we work with
We undertake all reasonable endeavours to ensure that all of the hirers that we work with, and all of the work-seekers we provide, are known to and identified by our staff. Similarly, we undertake all reasonable endeavours to ensure that all of the temporary workers we supply are identified by our staff. Some of these work-seekers may operate through their own limited companies.
The hiring companies that we work with are located in the United Kingdom. The work-seekers / workers we supply also live in the United Kingdom.
1.2 Other relationships
As part of our business, we are a Corporate Member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (www.rec.uk.com).
2 Our Policies
SSP has a modern slavery policy that is available upon request from the company.
In addition, SSP has the following policies, which incorporate ethical standards for our staff :-
- Equality and Diversity
- Anti-Bribery and Corruption
2.1 Policy development and review
SSP’s policies are established by our Directors, based on advice (where relevant) from HR professionals, industry best practice and legal advice. We aim to review our policies on a regular basis, or as needed to adapt to changes in practice and/or law.
3 Our Processes for Managing Risk
In order to assess the risk of modern slavery, we may use the following processes with our suppliers:
- When engaging with suppliers, we ask for evidence of their processes and policies, including commitments around modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, human rights, and whistle-blowing.
- We conduct audits before entering into a commercial relationship with any business where there is the potential for risk. These audited businesses form the basis of our preferred supplier list.
- We review the potential for risk at regular intervals, including the possibility of re-auditing a supplier or conducting spot checks.
After due consideration, we have not identified any significant risks of modern slavery, forced labour, or human trafficking in our supply chain. However, we continue to be alert to the potential for problems.
Additionally, we have taken the following steps to minimise the possibility of any problems:
- We reserve the right to conduct spot-checks of the businesses who supply us, in order to investigate any complaints.
- We require the businesses we work with to address modern slavery concerns in their policies / publish a modern slavery statement.
- We collaborate with our suppliers in order to improve standards and transparency across our supply chain.
- Only Directors are authorised to sign contracts and establish commercial relationships in any area where we have identified the potential for risk.
- We ensure that all of our suppliers are members of appropriate industry bodies and working groups, if and where relevant.
- We undertake to provide training throughout the company, at relevant and appropriate levels, in order to combat the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking.
Our staff are encouraged to bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.
4 Our Performance
As part of monitoring the performance of SSP, we may track the following general key performance indicators:
- Level and degree of staff training
- Quality and response times to complaints
- Co-operation and compliance by suppliers
5 Our Training
All of our staff receive training and support that is appropriate to their role. In particular:
- Our Directors and staff involved in our procurement and supply chains undertake training courses that include guidance around modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as other wider human rights issues.
- All of our staff receive awareness-raising information around issues involving modern slavery and human trafficking, so that they can bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.
As part of this, our staff are encouraged to discuss any concerns that they have with the Directors.
We aim to provide refresher training at regular intervals, as determined as being appropriate.