Modern Slavery Statement




This statement sets out Colten Care Limited's actions to understand all significant modern slavery risks relating to our business and to put in place steps to ensure there is no slavery or human trafficking in our own company and our supply chains. This statement is for the year ending 16th February 2020, in accordance with Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

As part of the private healthcare sector Colten Care Limited recognises it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.


Our Business
Colten Care provides residential, nursing and dementia care in 21 homes across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and West Sussex.


Our People
All employees at Colten Care Limited are required to follow the company's compliance checks to ensure they have the right to work in the UK.


Policies
Colten Care has the following policies in place to demonstrate our approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our operations:

  • Whistleblowing
  • Code of conduct
  • Recruitment Policy
  • Diversity

Suppliers

Colten Care is updating its contractual arrangements, where relevant, to stipulate that all our major recruitment suppliers

  • Must comply with all applicable laws when providing services to Colten Care Limited;
  • Appropriate background checks must be carried out on all supplier personnel; and
  • Sub-contracting is generally prohibited without the express consent of Colten Care Limited.

Raising Awareness 

As well as providing training guidance, we are raising awareness of Modern Slavery issues for our recruiting managers by email communications or flyers. These will explain:

  • Basic principles of the Modern Slavery Act
  • Guidance on how to identify and prevent slavery and human trafficking
  • How to flag up potential slavery and human trafficking issues to the relevant people in the organisation
  • What external help is available e.g. the Modern Slavery helpline

Board Approval
I confirm that this statement has been approved by Colten Care Limited's main Board.



Andrew Arkinstall
Director of Human Resources

Mark Aitchison
Chief Executive and Group Finance Director