Modern slavery statement

In accordance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, Skills Parlour is required to prepare and publish a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year, setting out what steps it has taken to ensure modern slavery is not taking place in its business or supply chains. 

The Skills Parlour anti-slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ends on 31 Dec 2020 is below.

This Modern Slavery statement outlines Skills Parlour standards to ensure that all employees are treated with respect and dignity, are working under their own free will, and are being properly compensated for their effort. Skills Parlour is committed to social and environmental responsibility and has zero tolerance for slavery and human trafficking. We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking and ensuring that we are not complicit in any human rights violations. Skills Parlour supports and respects the principles proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and believes businesses should ensure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Organisation’s structure

Skills Parlour is a private limited company in London specialised in the recruitment of health care and IT professionals, International student placement, IT supplies and services and training and development. We are a provider of educational and training services.

Our supply chains

Our supply chain includes Nurses, healthcare, IT and student’s recruitment agents, IT professionals and suppliers, Trainers, sub-contractors, consultants for education services, and other private and public companies.

We internally review our supply chain to evaluate risks and review aspects of the supply chain including but not limited to safety, human trafficking, child labour and other legal requirements in order to ensure compliance with our Supply Chain Policy.

Our policies on slavery and human trafficking

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our policies reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

There is to be no harsh or inhumane treatment, including any sexual harassment, sexual abuse, corporal punishment, slavery, mental or physical coercion or verbal abuse of workers, nor is there to be the threat of any such treatment as outlined in our Recruitment Policies and Code of Business Conduct.

We are committed to a workforce that is free of harassment and unlawful discrimination, including race, colour, religion, national origin, gender (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status, marital status, past or recent military status or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we comply with our due diligence processes

We have systems in place designed to:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains;
  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains in conducting background checks through World Check-One;
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains;
  • Protect whistleblowers and report unethical conduct; and
  • Where possible we build long-standing relationships with our supply chains nationally and internationally and we expect these entities to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes.

Supplier adherence to our values and ethics

We have zero-tolerance to slavery and human trafficking and ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our ethics.

We have dedicated representatives that are aware of the requirements of Modern Slavery Act and the principles of human rights from the following departments:

  • Legal
  • Audit and Compliance
  • Human Resources.

Training

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our staff including Senior Management Teams.

Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking

We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:

  • Effective use of the Recruitment and Selection Policy;
  • Use of labour monitoring and payroll system;
  • Completion of audits
  • Level of communication and personal contact with the next link in the supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.

Approval This statement is approved by the director and the owner of Skills Parlour on 10 February 2020.

Signed