Custom Home Care Ltd. is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within its business and supply chain and imposes the same high standards on its suppliers.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. At Custom Home Care Ltd., we recognise the global impact of slavery and trafficking and as a socially responsible organisation understand that we have a duty to assist in combating such practices. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all business dealings, and we have created effective systems and controls to safeguard modern slavery taking place within our business or our supply chain.
Custom Home Care is a Limited company registered in England and Wales.
As part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring within our supply chains, we have adopted several procedures and continue to review our processes and best practice guidance with a view to:
We do not consider that we operate in high-risk sectors or locations because our staff and suppliers are based in the UK. It is only under extreme circumstances (e.g., shortages due to pandemic) when we may need to source supplies from overseas.
As a care provider, we ensure no vulnerable adult in our care is subject to any conditions that meet the Care Act (and similar) definitions of modern slavery. If there are suspicions, information, or evidence that any Custom Home Care Ltd. clients are victims of, or at risk of, becoming victims of modern slavery, exploitation or forced labour, the company will take immediate protective action by alerting the appropriate safeguarding authority or police and apply all safeguarding procedures that then follow.
Custom Home Care Ltd. does not employ staff under any conditions that might make us vulnerable to accusations or suspicions that we are employing people under conditions that would amount to modern slavery and exploitation as defined. All staff are subject to recruitment procedures that comply with both employment law and registration requirements with pay and conditions of employment that meet all statutory requirements.
If we have evidence that any of our employees are subject to exploitation and forced labour by third parties, the company will exercise our duty of care to our employees by reporting our concerns as whistle-blowers to the police or local unit responsible for investigating modern slavery to decide on further investigation or action. We would not act or discriminate against the employee if they are meeting all the required employment conditions and had been recruited in line with the service’s recruitment procedures.
We invest in educating our senior staff, recruitment, and procurement teams to recognise the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains. Employees are encouraged to identify and report any potential breaches of the company’s Anti-Slavery Policy. Employees are taught the benefits of stringent measures to tackle slavery and human trafficking, as well as the consequences of failing to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our business and supply chains.
At Custom Home Care Ltd. remains committed to preventing slavery or human trafficking from occurring in our business or supply chains, and we intend to continue to strive to improve and strengthen the existing safeguards we have in place.
This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes At Custom Home Care Ltd.’s Modern Slavery Statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2022. The CEO and senior managers have approved this statement.
S. Ellis (CEO)