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Anti-slavery statement

Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Achieving for Children has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain. 

Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. AfC has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and control measures in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or in our supply chain. 

About us

Achieving for Children is a community interest company jointly owned by the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. We provide a range of services to, and directly work with, children, young people, parents, carers and schools.

Our policies

We have a number of policies to ensure that we are conducting business in a professional, ethical and transparent manner. 

  • Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults: AfC embraces its responsibility to develop, implement and monitor policies and procedures to safeguard the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, working collaboratively with the Safeguarding Children’s partnership. 
  • Safer recruitment policy: we operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks when recruiting new staff, in order to help safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will. 
  • Code of conduct: all employees must behave honestly and follow AfCs policies and procedures. Our code of conduct makes it clear that staff must not behave in a manner inside and outside working hours which could damage the AfCs reputation. All employees are expected to keep within the law during their employment at all times.
  • Whistleblowing policy: we aim to ensure that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of repercussions. 
  • Commissioning framework: we carry out appropriate due diligence as part of all procurement and commissioning activity. This due diligence provides assurance that any suppliers undertaking work for AfC have robust policies and procedures in place to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking in place within their business or supply chain. 

Training on modern slavery and trafficking

As well as training key staff, AfC will raise awareness of modern slavery issues by circulating information through intranet links and messages and inclusion of information in briefings to operational staff. 

Approval for the statement

This statement will be refreshed on an annual basis and approved by our Board of Directors.