This statement is made in response to section54(1) part 6 of Morden Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.

Depax Care is an equal opportunities employer, committed to creating and ensuring an inclusive, non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our staff. We want all our staff to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves.

We do not enter into business with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

Our supply chain

We operate in the Health and Social Care sector as a supplier and Provider. Due to the nature of our business, we assess ourselves to have a low risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chains.

Our supply chains are limited, and we procure goods and services from a restricted range of UK and overseas suppliers.

Our policies in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015

The following policies are available to all staff and training is provided pre-engagement and through induction:

  • Code of conduct
  • Ethics policy
  • Speak Up policy
  • Bullying and harassment policy
  • Diversity and inclusion policy
  • Recruitment and selection policy

Embedding the principles

We will continue to embed the principles through:

  • The provision of awareness training to staff on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and informing staff of the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking.
  • Ensuring  the staff involved in procurement activity are aware of and follow modern slavery procurement guidance on GOV.UK
  • Ensure that modern slavery risks and prevention are considered in our policy review process as an employer and procurer of goods and services.
  • Ensuring that all staff, as a minimum requirement, are paid £1 above the NLW.
  • Ensuring that any cash advance to staff is not deducted at an amount more than 5% of the staff’s monthly wages.
  • continuing to take action to embed a zero-tolerance policy towards modern slavery.
  • Ensuring that staff involved in buying, procuring, recruiting, and deploying workers receive training on modern slavery and ethical employment practices.

Next Steps

In the next financial year:

  • We will ensure that our processes are audited quarterly.
  • Suppliers are vetted and audited yearly.
  • Staff are trained on how to identify signs of slavery and human trafficking.
  • Staff know the steps to take if slavery is suspected.
  • Staff know what external help is available.

This statement has been approved by the board of Depax Limited.

Signed by:   OROK OROKITA