Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

 Introduction

This statement sets out Chequers Health Group Ltd’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 and activities during the financial year 2022-2023.

As part of Chequers Health Group Ltd’s commitment it recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach against Slavery and Human Trafficking.

Chequers is absolutely committed to preventing Slavery and Human Trafficking in all its activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from Slavery and Human Trafficking.

 Scope

This statement covers the activities of Chequers Health Group Ltd with reference to its CQC Regulated Activities and Services namely:

  1. Diagnostic and Screening Procedures
  2. Family Planning
  3. Maternity and Midwifery Services
  4. Surgical Procedures
  5. Treatment of Disease, Disorder and Injury

Approach

We will mitigate the risks around Slavery and Human Trafficking through the following activities:

  • Ensure our policies are clear about our approach to Slavery and Human Trafficking and that they are regularly reviewed
  • Our Safeguarding training will enable our staff to better understand and respond to Slavery and Human Trafficking risks
  • Any allegations or suspected instances of Slavery and Human Trafficking will be investigated with urgency as set out in the policy

 Relevant policies

The organisation operates the following policies that describe its approach to the prevention and identification of Modern Slavery and Human trafficking:

  • Recruitment/Agency workers – Chequers uses only specified, reputable employment agencies to source staff and always verifies the practices of any new agency before contracting.
  • Employee Code of Conduct – Chequers Health Group Code of Conduct sets out the behaviours and standards of our employees and this extends to the discharge of duties around safeguarding
  • Whistleblowing policy – Chequers encourages all its workers, customers and business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities which includes any circumstances that may give rise to a risk of slavery or human trafficking. We encourage all stakeholders to make disclosures without fear of retaliation.