Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Annual Statement

The Royal Marsden is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business, including our supply chains.

The aim of this statement is to demonstrate that the Trust follows best practice and that all reasonable steps are taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking.

Policies relating to modern slavery

All members of staff have a personal responsibility for the successful prevention of slavery and human trafficking with the procurement department taking responsibility for overall compliance.

The Trust has internal policies and procedures in place that assess supplier risk in relation to the potential for modern slavery or human trafficking. The Trusts internal Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures supports our staff to identify and report concerns about slavery and human trafficking.

In addition, the Trust utilises national supporting documents including guidance for Health Staff on identifying and supporting victims of modern slavery and guidance on the duty to notify the Home Office of potential victims of modern slavery.

Our Dignity at Work and Whistleblowing policies additionally give a platform for our employees to raise concerns about poor working practices.

Our people

We confirm the identities of all new employees and their right to work in the United Kingdom, and pay all our employees above the National Living Wage.

Our training

Advice and training about modern slavery and human trafficking is available to staff through our Learning Hub. The training helps frontline healthcare staff to identify victims of modern slavery and take appropriate action to address their health and safety needs.

Our supply chain

Our procurement approach follows the Crown Commercial Service standard and includes a mandatory exclusion question regarding the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

When procuring goods and services, we additionally apply NHS Terms and Conditions (for nonclinical procurement) and the NHS Standard Contract (for clinical procurement). Both require suppliers to comply with relevant legislation.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes The Royal Marsden slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2019.