Modern Slavery Statement
This statement is made as part of Nurseline Healthcare’s commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act). It summarises how Nurseline Healthcare operates, the policies and processes in place to minimise the possibility of any problems, any risks we have identified and how we monitor them, and how we train our staff.
This statement is published in accordance with section 54 of the Act, and relates to the financial year April 2017 to March 2018.
1. Our business
Nurseline Healthcare is a limited company operating in the recruitment sector. We supply temporary workers in the healthcare sector.
Nurseline Healthcare is an independent business.
1.1. Who we work with
All of the hirers that we work with, and all of the work-seekers we provide, are known to and identified by our staff. All of the temporary workers we supply are identified by our staff. Some of these work-seekers operate through their own limited companies.
The hiring companies that we work with are located in the South of England.
1.2. Other relationships
As part of our business, we also work with the following organisations:
- the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (rec.uk.com)
2. Our policies
Policy development and review
Nurseline Healthcare’s policies are established by our senior leadership team, based on advice from HR professionals, industry best practice and legal advice. We review our policies annually or as needed to adapt to changes.
3. Our Processes for Managing Risk
In order to assess the risk of modern slavery, we use the following processes with our suppliers:
- When engaging with suppliers, we ask for evidence of their processes and policies, including commitments around modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, human rights, and whistle-blowing.
- We review the potential for risk at regular intervals, including the possibility of re-auditing a supplier or conducting spot checks.
After due consideration, we have not identified any significant risks of modern slavery, forced labour, or human trafficking in our supply chain. However, we continue to be alert to the potential for problems.
Additionally, we have taken the following steps to minimise the possibility of any problems:
- We require the businesses we work with to abide by our code of supplier conduct.
- Only senior members of staff who have undergone appropriate training for assessing modern slavery risks in the supply chain are authorised to sign contracts and establish commercial relationships in any area where we have identified the potential for risk.
- We ensure that all of our suppliers are members of appropriate industry bodies and working groups.
Our staff are encouraged to bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.
4. Our Performance
As part of monitoring the performance of Nurseline Healthcare, we track the following general key performance indicators:
- The level of training amongst our staff,
- The speed with which we investigate related complaints, and the effectiveness of any whistle-blowing procedures
5. Our Training
All of our staff receive training and support that is appropriate to their role. In particular:
- Our leadership team receive detailed training in identifying and resolving concerns around modern slavery and human trafficking.
- Our recruiters, HR personnel, and staff involved in our procurement undertake training courses that include guidance around modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as other wider human rights issues.
- All of our staff receive awareness-raising information around issues involving modern slavery and human trafficking, so that they can bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.
As part of this, our staff are encouraged to discuss any concerns that they have.