Modern slavery statement

Leonard Cheshire Disability has a large and complex supply chain with a variety of commercial relationships with third parties. The charity recognises the importance of its role in executing the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We continue to work to ensure a zero tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking.

During the 2016–2017 financial year, Leonard Cheshire Disability undertook a risk assessment of our supply chain.  This enabled the identification of those areas considered high risk. The charity then embarked upon a programme of due diligence with our high risk suppliers, as well as implementing revised terms and conditions containing modern slavery provisions therein.

Leonard Cheshire Disability is pleased to confirm that following a due diligence process all our top 20 agencies, who supply 80% of our agency workers (circa 5,000) in 2016–2017 financial year, and 53% of our high risk category suppliers have a modern slavery statement or policy. We will continue to work to identify and mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain.

The charity’s centralised procurement team continues to roll out a charity wide modern slavery awareness programme, ensuring the charity’s employees and volunteers will have access to the necessary information and training. 

The procurement team will finalise the implementation of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 into the end-to-end procurement process in the financial year 2017–2018.

To measure our effectiveness in tackling modern slavery, Leonard Cheshire Disability will be monitoring the following modern slavery key performance indicators during the financial year 2017-2018:

  • % of centralised procurement contract suppliers with Modern Slavery Act 2015 statements. (Our result was 53% on 31 May 2017.)
  • % of centralised procurement contracts with modern slavery terms and conditions. (Our result was 20% on 31 May 2017.)