|Version number||Date of release||Policy owner||Authorised by|
|1.1||08 September 2023||Naomi da Silva, Head of Business Assurance||Board of Trustees|
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (‘the Act’). It takes various forms such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
Central YMCA procures a wide range of goods, services and works which are sourced from both national and international suppliers.
As a charity, we are committed to ethical business practices in line with our values and recognise that we have a responsibility to take a robust approach to our own practices and those in our supply chains, to protect some of the most vulnerable people in society. We are committed to a zero-tolerance policy in relation to modern slavery and human trafficking.
This policy lays out the steps taken by Central YMCA (‘The Charity’) to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking taking place in the organisation or in our supply chains.
Our slavery and human trafficking statement and a link to this policy will be made available on the Charity’s website.
This policy applies to the Charity’s own practices and the practices of its external suppliers and partners.
Related Legislation, Compliance and Guidance
Modern Slavery Act 2015 (particularly Section 54: Transparency in Supply Chains)
Board of Trustees
Overall responsibility for the policies and procedures that govern the work at Central YMCA.
Overall responsibility for ensuring Central YMCA’s resources are used effectively and appropriately.
Responsible for ensuring the policy aligns with regulatory requirements and best practice and also reflects our charitable ethos and commitment to equality and diversity.
All Line Managers
Responsible for ensuring all employees are aware of and follow this policy.
All Employees and Volunteers
To follow policies and procedures, promoting best practice throughout the organisation.