Modern Slavery Statement
MARIE CHURCH COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL SERVICES (MCCBS)
MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT 2021-2022
As a Micro-enterprise, MCCBS is not required to make a formal statement in respect to modern slavery, but we recognise the need to be able to reassure our clients that we comply with the requirements of the act.
Understanding Modern Slavery. Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. MCCBS are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
About MCCBS. MCCBS provide cognitive behaviour therapy and occupational health services, including vaccination programmes, working with individuals to promote their physical, mental and social well-being. We provide psychological treatment for individuals in the form of counselling/therapy and occupational health reports, case management, training, seminars and workshops for business. We pride ourselves in supporting good relationships between employers and employees and this mantra underpins our business.
Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. MCCBS is wholly committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking. As an equal opportunities employer, we are also committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our staff.
Our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse or coercion.
We do not engage in business with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
Our supply chain. Although the activity we undertake represents a relatively low risk, we take every possible precaution to ensure our supply chains are restricted to a small number of UK and overseas suppliers, all of which are managed through UK government frameworks. We also make certain that any organisation which engages our services demonstrates the same zero-tolerance attitude to modern slavery.
Embedding the principles. MCCBS undertakes to continue to embed the principles of the Act by:
- Providing awareness training to staff on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and informing them of the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking.
- Continuing to advocate a zero-tolerance policy towards modern slavery.
- Ensuring that staff involved in purchasing or procurement, and the recruitment and deployment of workers receive training on modern slavery and ethical employment practices.
24 February 2021