Anheddau Cyf Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

1 Introduction

Slavery and Human Trafficking remains an issue in today’s society both locally and globally. The Organisation has a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small in our operational and business activity and in our wider supply chains.

2 Organisational Structure

Anheddau Cyf is a charity and a company limited by guarantee and has a turnover of approximately £5 million.

Anheddau is therefore a non-profit making local charity run by a voluntary Council of Management.

3 Description

Established in 1990, Anheddau is a non for profit, charitable organisation which empowers adults with support needs to live fulfilled lives in North West Wales.

4 Mission

Anheddau is committed to providing support of the highest standard. In order to do this we do many different things

● Promote independence, choice and protect the rights of people

● Enable people to acquire and improve their skills and quality of life

● Work with other organisations that share Anheddau's philosophy in order to maximise positive outcomes for people

● Commit to providing appropriate lifelong learning and development opportunities to a diverse workforce to empower them to excel in their roles

● Exercise fair and consistent employment practices

6 Policy Statement

Anheddau Cyf recognises the responsibility that it shares with all its suppliers, associated contractors or any other third parties engaged in the supply chain to operate ethically.

Promoting decent working conditions within our organisation and our supply chains is part of our strategy to act in a socially responsible manner.

7 Our supply Chains

In respect to the provision of goods and services, we require our business activities to run efficiently and effectively, we look to source from reputable and recognised organisations. They are vetted for suitability in line with our risk assessment where appropriate. Our supply chain relates to the provision of the goods and services that an organisation involved in the provision of social care would normally require e.g business support and the supply of labour.

We are committed to ensuring that our supply chains are free of slavery or trafficking. To ensure this, we are committed to working ethically and with integrity, and see to work with those organisations who also share our values.

8 Our policies

We are committed to ensuring that that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain or in any part of our business. We have a range of policies, including anti bribery, whistleblowing, disciplinary procedures and diversity which reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.

9 Monitoring and due diligence

To implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chain an Ethical Employment Group has been set up. The groups membership is made up of


Head of Services

Head of Corporate Services

Finance Manager

Contracts officer

The group meets quarterly.

The remit of the group is as follows:

● Undertake regular reviews of our purchasing and due diligence processes including conducting risks assessments and monitoring.

● Ensure that our HR and payroll systems are effective to identify and report on any potential breach of the legislation and put safeguards in place to manage the risk.

● Maintaining good and open communication with our supply chain to ensure there is a clear understanding of expectation, activity and compliance.

To date we have had no reports of modern slavery within our organisation nor our supply chains.

9 Internal systems

We operate a robust recruitment process to ensure that staff are not only competent and capable, but are also eligible to undertake work on our behalf.

10 Training

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery in our supply chain and our business the Contracts Manager has received training.

11 Understanding our effectiveness

Undertaking due diligence in respect of our purchasing activities is a key element of our risk mitigation strategy. Each purchase from a new provider is appraised not only on price but on their risk rating in line with the Risk Assessment. The Ethical Employment Sub Group appraises each new provider. The procurement process is therefore underpinned by a due diligence system that requires new suppliers to demonstrate their commitment to ethical trading.

12 Method statements

Method statements have been developed as applicable.