Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Introduction

Slavery and human trafficking remains a hidden blight on global society. We have a responsibly to be alert to the risks, however small, in our local business and in the wider supply chain. Staff are expected to report concerns and management are expected to act upon them.

Trust Structure and Principle Activities

Organisation

West London Mental Health Trust (WLMHT) is a specialist provider of in-patient mental health and community services in the UK. It is also a leading national provider of forensic (secure) and specialist mental healthcare.

Our Supply Chains

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

Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking

With regards to national or international supply chains, our point of contact is always preferably with UK entities and we expect these to comply with legislation and have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes in place.

The majority of our purchases utilise existing supply contracts or frameworks which have been negotiated under the NHS Standard Terms and Conditions of Contract, these all have the requirement for suppliers to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes in place.

We expect each entity in the supply chain to, at least, adopt ‘one-up’ due diligence on the next link in the chain. It is not practical for us (and every other participant in the chain) to have a direct relationship with all links in the supply chain.

Supplier Adherence to Our Values

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values. The Trust will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking.

Training

The Head of Procurement is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply and has passed the Ethical Procurement & Supply Final Test attached to this Professional Registration.

Conclusion

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Organisation’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.