Modern Slavery Statement
Introduction & Organisational Structure
Resilience UnLimited (‘the Company’), was incorporated on 19th March 2020 and commenced operations on 1st April 2020. The Company is a company limited by guarantee and non-profitmaking. The company is registered in England and wales no. 12527047.
The principal activity is to improve the safety and welfare of young people and their families who may be at risk of harm from gangs, knife crime or serious youth violence. This is done in a number of different ways – but includes education, advocacy and support programmes.
Whilst pursuing our Purpose and Vision, we are committed to combating slavery and human trafficking and will take all reasonable measures to ensure a strong ethical framework is in place.
Risks are regularly reviewed by our Board of Directors/Trustees. Our policies are embedded into our governance and are reviewed regularly. The following policies reflect Resilience Unlimited approach to the Modern Slavery Act:
- Modern Slavery
- Child and Adult Safeguarding
- HR Processes and Policies
This Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement which forms part of our Modern Slavery policy, is reviewed and approved annually by the Board of Directors
Due Diligence & Risks
The Company’s supplier management approach involves categorisation of our key and other suppliers. Resilience UnLimited has a relatively small number of suppliers and service providers and as a result has adopted a 2-tier approach as follows:
Tier 1 (those suppliers who publish a modern slavery statement) – Resilience UnLimited will review annually the Modern Slavery statements published by our suppliers to establish whether their stated approach meets the terms of the Modern Slavery Act. We notify our suppliers that a review of their Statement has taken place and provide them with our own. We provide our suppliers with the opportunity to disclose reported incidents and update us with any further steps they are taking in relation to Modern Slavery within their business.
Tier 2 (those who do not) – The Company will communicate explaining that we comply with the Modern Slavery Act, provide them with our own Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement and request confirmation of their own compliance.
Any instances of non-compliance will be assessed, and remedial action taken, initially engaging with the supplier to resolve any issues within an agreed timescale. If this is not resolved to the Board’s satisfaction, then the service with the supplier will be terminated and a different supplier sourced.
Modern Slavery mitigation including consideration of ethical approaches/practices is part of the Tendering and Contract process undertaken for any new suppliers. The Company’s suppliers are risk assessed regularly and the key/higher risk suppliers are subject to additional monitoring, including addressing Modern Slavery. These activities can include regular face to face reviews and adverse media monitoring.
Resilience UnLimited takes its responsibilities as an employer very seriously as demonstrated by its Living Wage and Investors in People accreditations.
Our HR policies and procedures underpin this approach and we work closely with all related parties to ensure we continue to meet the objectives of the Modern Slavery Act.
We measure and record the results of our Modern Slavery Act related risk assessments on an annual basis.
In 2019/20, our suppliers have not reported any identified instances of slavery.
We roll out annual mandatory training to all our employees including Modern Slavery, Whistleblowing and Equality & Diversity.
In 2020, all Resilience UnLimited team members completed and passed this training.
Additional specialist training is provided to the relevant members of staff.
We will continue to monitor training needs in relation to the ongoing development of our Modern Slavery Policy and Statement and address accordingly.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and refers to the financial year April 2020 to April 2021.
This statement was circulated and approved by the Resilience Unlimited Board of Directors on 1st April 2020.