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Modern Slavery Act statement

Renovo is one of the leading neurological rehabilitation and care providers in the South of England. We employ over 300 staff, including doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals.

We procure goods and services from a range of providers and our contracts vary from small one-off purchases to large service contracts.

Preventing slavery and human trafficking

Our organisation considers that modern slavery encompasses:

  • Human trafficking
  • Forced work, through mental or physical threat
  • Being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse or the threat of abuse
  • Being dehumanised, treated as a commodity or being bought or sold as property
  • Being physically constrained or to have restriction placed on freedom of movement

We are committed to ensuring there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or any part of our business activity.

Our commitment to social and environmental responsibility is covered by our approach to modern slavery and human trafficking, which is part of our overall safeguarding arrangements.

Formal Statement for 2019/20

This statement is made according to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for this financial year.

Current Policies and Initiatives

Renovo supports the Government’s objective to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking and recognises the significant role that the health and care sector must play in both combatting the issue and supporting victims. We are strongly committed to ensuring our supply chains and business activities are free from ethical and labour standards abuses. Steps taken to date include:

People

  • We confirm the identities of all new employees and their right to work in the United Kingdom, and we pay all our employees above the National Living Wage
  • Our policies, HR practices and internal reporting mechanisms serve as a platform to raise concerns about poor working practices

Whistleblowing and Raising Concerns

  • We actively promote the raising of concerns and take appropriate action. We have various assurance mechanisms that support and promote incident reporting and have an open-door policy in place to make senior managers more accessible. We investigate all concerns and offer relevant support to those involved and those reporting

Procurement and our Supply Chain

  • Our procurement approach follows the Crown Commercial Service standards and we endeavour to collect information from suppliers in order to seek assurance that they comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015
  • When procuring goods and services, we additionally apply terms and conditions and relevant contracts that require suppliers to comply with relevant legislation and/or seek appropriate assurance that they comply with the legislation

Review of Effectiveness

We intend to take further steps to identify, assess and monitor potential risk areas pertaining to modern slavery and human trafficking, particularly in our supply chains.

In 2020/21, we aim to:

  • Support our staff to understand and respond to modern slavery and human trafficking, and the impact that each individual working in the health and care sector can have in keeping present and potential future victims safe
  • Formalise terms and conditions and contracts to include stipulations regarding modern slavery and human trafficking in conducting contract management exercises to ensure ongoing compliance of suppliers