Modern Day Slavery Policy
As the ethical supply pool, our aim is to provide an excellent service to our colleagues in schools and to look after the welfare and professional development of the supply staff registered with us.
This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Celtic Teachers Ltd. has taken, and is continuing to take, to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Celtic Teachers has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and have transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
Celtic Teachers Ltd. acts with integrity in the provision of Supply Teachers and Teaching Assistants across South Wales. Celtic Teachers has one central office based in Bridgend led by two Educational professionals and a Compliance Co-ordinator.
Our High-Risk Areas
Celtic Teachers Ltd. considers its exposure to slavery and human trafficking to be limited. However, its main exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking lies with its professional service suppliers. Celtic Teachers Ltd. expects all its suppliers to evidence their compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Celtic Teachers recognises that modern slavery consists of:
- Human trafficking
- Servitude forced or compulsory labour or facilitating their travel with the intention of exploiting them soon after
- Being treated as a commodity (including being bought or sold as property)
- Being physically restrained or having a restriction placed on freedom of movement.
Celtic Teachers Ltd. commits to tackling modern slavery and complying with the provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Celtic Teachers acknowledges that both its internal practices and its supply chains require regular reviews.
Celtic Teachers conducts due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a supplier. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that the organisation has never been convicted of offences relating to modern slavery. Celtic Teachers' anti-slavery policy forms part of its contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.
In addition to the above, as part of its contract with suppliers, it requires that they confirm:
- They have taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their business
- They hold their own suppliers to account over modern slavery
- (For UK based suppliers) They pay their employees at least the national minimum wage / national living wage (as appropriate)
- We may terminate the contract at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light
Where possible Celtic Teachers Ltd. forms strong working relationships with local suppliers who can be made aware of its expectations with regards to anti-slavery and human trafficking policies.
Celtic Teachers Ltd. has taken the following steps to ensure modern slavery is not taking place:
- Right to work checks completed at recruitment stage, in line with its recruitment policy
- Ensuring the minimum employment age is adhered to
- Always applying national minimum wage thresholds, in line with the relevant legislation
- Encouraging any concerns to be reported and protecting whistle blowers
Our performance indicators
Celtic Teachers Ltd. will know the effectiveness of the steps that it is taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within its business or supply chain if:
- No reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.