Modern Slavery Act

Our statement on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 Section 54 - Slavery and Human Trafficking.

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust aim to follow good practice and take all reasonable steps to prevent slavery and human trafficking.

We are committed to ensuring that all our employees are aware of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and their safeguarding duty to protect and prevent any further harm and abuse when it is identified or suspected that the individual may be or is at risk of modern slavery/human trafficking.

We are committed to ensuring that no modern slavery or human trafficking takes place in any part of our organisation or our supply chain.

This statement sets out our commitment to understand all potential modern slavery and human trafficking risks and to implement effective systems and controls.

Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires all organisations to set out the steps the organisation has taken during the financial year to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any of its supply chains, and in any part of its own business. We have a clear action plan which provide assurance on the work to manage this.

As a Leeds-based Trust we support the Leeds Pledge to tackle Modern Slavery launched in October 2022, where we made a commitment to eradicate modern slavery in Leeds.

Further information about the Leeds anti-slavery strategy can be found on the Leeds City Council website.

You can also read this guide for people and organisations who want to take action and help put an end to modern slavery in Leeds.