Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Plus Dane Housing is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities and ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

All contracts are procured in accordance with our Procurement Strategy, Procurement Policy, Standing Orders, Financial Regulations and, where applicable EU procurement legislations. In order for a supplier to be successful and provide services to Plus Dane, they need to fulfil the standard criteria issued by Crown Commercial Services requiring suppliers to identify if section 54 of the MSA2015 applies to their organisation and if so, to provide evidence that they are compliant with the annual reporting requirements contained within Section 54 of the Act 2015. Failure to comply with this regulation will result in removal from any procurement process.

All policies, strategies and key documents (e.g. Financial Regulations, Standing Orders) are managed centrally and are subject to regular review so as to ensure that they remain relevant, accurate and up to date. The current versions are stored on the company intranet and staff are alerted via our company intranet when a reviewed policy is uploaded.

 

Training
Modern Slavey is built into our mandatory safeguarding training for all colleagues in Plus Dane. We are also in the process of developing a stand alone training module which will be mandatory for those colleagues who work directly with tenants and customers, but available to all colleagues.

 

Whistleblowing Policy
The organisation’s Whistleblowing policy supports colleagues to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains, of the organisation including matters associated with Modern Slavery or human trafficking. This policy is designed to make it easy for colleagues to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation.

 

Employee Code of Conduct
The organisation's code makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the organisation. The organisation strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when delivering its services.

 

Investigations
In the event that any cases of concern around Modern Slavery or human trafficking are reported, an investigation would be carried out by the Business Effectiveness Manager in conjunction with all relevant senior staff.

If you are concerned that modern slavery practices are operating within our organisation or supply chains involving any of our suppliers, please contact Business Effectiveness Manager at governance@plusdane.co.uk or write to Business Effectiveness Manager, Plus Dane Housing Limited, 13-15 Rodney Street, Liverpool, L1 5EF.