This statement is made on behalf of the Board of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust with regards to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 which requires large employers to be transparent about their efforts to eradicate slavery and Human Trafficking in their supply chain.
The principal activities of the Trust are to support and enable people with mental health problems to live fulfilling lives. The Trust provides healthcare services specialising in mental health across Norfolk and Suffolk including adult services ,services for children, families and young people, dementia and complexity in later life, neurodevelopmental, wellbeing, secure services and alcohol and substance misuse services.
Our supply chain includes procurement of agency staff, medical services, medical and other consumables, facilities maintenance, utilities and waste management.
The Trust is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. The Trust is developing policies and procedures to reflect our commitment to acting ethically in all our business relationships and to implement effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chains.
Training is provided to those involved in the supply chain and the rest of the organisation as part of the Trust's safeguarding role.
The Trust will work to identify and mitigate risk and put in place contractual terms which will allow the Trust to gain assurance that slavery and human trafficking have no place in our business. The Trust will work with suppliers to ensure that they treat their obligations towards modern slavery with the same importance that we do.