Harley Medical Services Ltd

Modern Slavery Statement

 

1: About this Statement

Harley Medical Services Ltd is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chain, we expect the same high standards from our suppliers and customers.

Should any evidence be found we will not hesitate to take appropriate immediate action.

 

2: About Us

Harley Medical Services Ltd is a UK based company operating in the healthcare sector. We provide nursing professionals under contract to medical and clinical employers.

We currently employ less than 50 people and have an annual turnover of less than £30m. Therefore, we make this statement voluntarily as it is important to us to show that our business and everyone connected with it will not tolerate human trafficking or modern slavery.

 

3: Our Policy

We maintain transparency in all of our recruitment and placement procedures. We expect our suppliers to strictly adhere to the Supplier Code of Conduct, which refers to the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This involves the rights of audit to help us address any unethical practices followed if any, and recognising, respecting, and protecting the human rights of the employees of the suppliers, business partners, or communities. Any supplier who is found to be non-compliant to these policies will be terminated from any further dealings with us.

We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent 
manner. These include:


Human Rights policy and our Ethics Policy where we confirm that we will not tolerate or condone abuse of 
human rights within any part of our business or supply chains and will take seriously any allegations that 
human rights are not properly respected. 


Whistleblowing Policy, aimed principally at our employees but also available to others working in our supply 
chains which encourages staff to report any wrongdoing which extends to human rights violations like 
Modern Slavery. All reports will be fully investigated and appropriate remedial actions taken and we will 
work closely with our social care and health partners ensuring our safeguarding policies and procedures 
dovetail with local procedures and best practice. 


A robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to 
safeguard. 


Employee Code of Conduct consistent with any professional codes of conduct.

4: Declaration

Ultimate responsibility for the prevention of modern slavery rests with the Company’s leadership. The board of 
directors of the Company has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy and its implementation complies with our 
legal and ethical obligations. 

 

Managers at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy 
and are given adequate and regular training on it and the issue of modern slavery.

 

Assessment of effectiveness in preventing Modern Slavery 
 

We understand that Modern Slavery risk is not static, and will continue our leading approach to mitigating this risk. 
We will do this by reviewing our supplier procurement processes to ensure they align our procurement processes to 
the principles of Ethical Trading for Healthcare and will review the training provision for the procurement team and 
care and clinical teams. We will publish this statement on our website and will review progress annually.
Approval for this statement

This statement was approved by the Chief Executive Officer. 
 

This statement is prepared in accordance with Section 54 of Modern Slavery Act 2015. Also, constitutes Harley Medical Services slavery and human trafficking statement in respect of its 2020 financial year.