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Anti-Modern Day Slavery Policy

1. Introduction

ALP Care & Support is committed to combating all forms of modern slavery, including human trafficking, forced labour, and child labour. We recognize that these practices are severe human rights violations and are dedicated to ensuring that our operations and supply chains are free from such exploitation.


2. Policy Statement

Our policy aims to prevent, identify, and address modern slavery within our organization and supply chains. We commit to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place.


3. Scope

This policy applies to all employees, suppliers, contractors, and business partners of ALP Care & Support. It encompasses all operations and activities conducted by or on behalf of the organization.


4. Definitions

•    Modern Slavery: Encompasses human trafficking, forced labour, debt bondage, and child labour where individuals are exploited and cannot refuse or leave due to threats, violence, coercion, deception, or abuse of power.
•    Human Trafficking: The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring, or receipt of persons by improper means for an improper purpose including forced labour or sexual exploitation.
•    Forced Labor: Work or service which people are forced to do against their will under the threat of punishment.
•    Debt Bondage: The pledge of services by a debtor under terms that make it impossible to repay the debt.


5. Legal Framework

We comply with all relevant local, national, and international laws and regulations related to modern slavery, including the:

•    UK Modern Slavery Act 2015
•    US Trafficking Victims Protection Act
•    International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions


6. Responsibilities

•    Leadership: Senior management is responsible for ensuring the implementation and monitoring of this policy.
•    Employees: All employees must comply with this policy and report any suspicions or incidents of modern slavery.
•    Suppliers and Contractors: Must adhere to our standards and are subject to regular audits and assessments.


7. Risk Assessment and Due Diligence

We conduct regular risk assessments to identify and mitigate risks of modern slavery within our operations and supply chains. This includes:

•    Evaluating high-risk areas
•    Conducting supplier audits
•    Engaging in worker interviews and consultations


8. Training and Awareness

•    Employee Training: All employees receive training on modern slavery awareness and how to identify and report potential cases.
•    Supplier Training: Suppliers are provided with training resources to understand and comply with our anti-slavery standards.


9. Reporting and Monitoring

•    Reporting Mechanisms: Confidential channels are available for employees and stakeholders to report concerns or incidents related to modern slavery.
•    Monitoring: Regular reviews and updates of risk assessments and due diligence processes ensure compliance and effectiveness.


10. Remediation

•    Support for Victims: Victims of modern slavery identified within our operations or supply chains will be provided with appropriate support and assistance.
•    Corrective Actions: Immediate actions will be taken to address any violations, which may include terminating contracts with non-compliant suppliers or partners.


11. Transparency and Reporting

We are committed to transparency by:

•    Publishing annual reports on our efforts to combat modern slavery.
•    Sharing progress and challenges
•    Continuously improving our practices based on feedback and new insights.


12. Review and Update

This policy will be reviewed annually to ensure it remains effective and up to date. Feedback from employees, suppliers, and other stakeholders will be incorporated to enhance our approach.


By adhering to this policy, ALP Care & Support understands its commitment to ethical business practices and the protection of human rights.

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