Modern Slavery Act 2015 Section 54 - Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2023/24

Chesterfield Royal Hospital aims to follow good practice and take all reasonable steps to prevent slavery and human trafficking. We are committed to ensuring that all of our employees are aware of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and their safeguarding duty to protect and prevent any further harm and abuse when it is identified or suspected that the individual may be or is at risk of modern slavery/human trafficking.

We are committed to ensuring that no modern slavery or human trafficking takes place in any part of our business or our supply chain. This statement sets out actions taken by Chesterfield Royal Hospital to understand all potential modern slavery and human trafficking risks and to implement effective systems and controls. Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires all organisations to set out the steps the organisation has taken during the financial year to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any of its supply chains, and in any part of its own business.

As a Foundation Trust, we are committed to the core principles of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion which will be embedded in the Modern Slavery workstream by ensuring that people with diverse backgrounds, diverse experiences, and different cultures, have fair and equal access, experience and outcomes.  We will work collaboratively and in collaboration with people with life experiences and develop relationships with organisations and communities set up to support those affected by modern slavery.  It is therefore critical that we make sure our service delivery and procurement processes are assessed appropriately.