Anti-Slavery Declaration 2017

CKH seeks to ensure compliance with its obligations concerning the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Modern Slavery includes slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. CKH has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery and will continue to work with partner agencies to ensure that we do all that we can to prevent these practices.

CKH ensures that its homes and properties are let to bona fide individuals and companies and that there are no activities which may be connected with modern slavery carried out within our properties. We have photographic identification checks amongst others at the point of tenancy and these are followed-up by regular visits to our properties. Any reports of suspicious activity within our housing stock will be investigated by our Neighbourhood Management team.

CKH has a whistle blowing policy which encourages and supports all members of staff to report wrongdoing or any behaviour which is or appears to be suspicious.

When engaging employees from employment agencies, checks are made to ensure that the employment agency is abiding by relevant employment legislation. CKH uses a wide range of firms within our supply chain and CKH currently requires all suppliers to make a declaration that they comply with our Equality and Diversity strategy which includes non-discrimination in employment.

CKH also asks each new supplier to make a declaration that they have systems in place to detect and prevent human trafficking or slavery in their businesses. Over the forthcoming year we will contact all existing suppliers to ensure that all are able to give assurance that they have systems in place to comply with the Act.

Cross Keys Homes are a key stakeholder in the Safer Peterborough Partnership and are linked into the Prevention and Enforcement Service who lead on frontline investigations with local partners following intelligence gathered by agencies and the public. CKH are also represented at the Cambridgeshire county-wide Organised Crime and Modern Slavery Group.  Additional training will be made available to CKH employees during the year to raise awareness of modern slavery and its prevention.

 

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