This statement is made as part of Bespoke Guardians Ltd’s commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act). It summarises how Bespoke Guardians Ltd 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 2021 to March 2022. It was approved by the Senior Leadership Team on 22nd May 2022.
CEO and Founder
1. Our Business
Bespoke Guardians is a limited company operating in the recruitment sector. We supply temporary workers in the healthcare sector.
Bespoke Guardians 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 Southern England. The work-seekers / workers we supply live across 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 (www.rec.uk.com)
2. Our Policies
Bespoke Guardians Ltd has a modern slavery policy available on the internal shared drive in the Policies folder and also on our website
2.1 Policy development and review
Bespoke Guardians Ltd’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:
- We conduct audits before entering into a commercial relationship with any business where there is the potential for risk. These audited businesses form the basis of our preferred supplier list.
- 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 reserve the right to conduct spot-checks of the businesses who supply us, in order to investigate any complaints.
- We require the businesses we work with to address modern slavery concerns in their policies.
- We collaborate with our suppliers in order to improve standards and transparency across our supply chain.
- 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.
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 Ltd we track the following general key performance indicators:
- The level of training amongst our staff,
- The level of compliance and transparency we have established in our supply chain.
Based on the potential risks we have identified, we have also established the following key performance indicators, which are regularly assessed by our senior leadership team:
- the level of modern slavery training and awareness amongst our staff
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 and HR personnel 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.
Training is refreshed annually.
Reviewed 22nd May 2022 Next Review Date: May 2023 v.2