The Ockendon Academy is committed to driving out acts of modern-day slavery and human trafficking within the academy and that from within its supply chains, including sub-contractors, and partners.
The academy acknowledges responsibility to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will ensure transparency within the academy and with suppliers of goods and services to the academy. These, as well as the suppliers of services, make up the supply chain within The Ockendon Academy.
As part of the academy’s due diligence processes into slavery and human trafficking, the supplier approval process will incorporate a review of the controls undertaken by the supplier. Imported goods from sources from outside the UK and EU are potentially more at risk for slavery/human trafficking issues. The level of management control required for these sources will be continually monitored.
The academy will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking.
Key senior academy staff shall take responsibility for implementing this policy statement and its objectives and shall provide adequate resources (training, etc.,) and investment to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within the academy. A full copy of this statement and a link to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 will be accessible to all employees via our website.
This policy statement will be reviewed bi-annually and published on our website.
If you are still uncomfortable or are concerned by the actions of others you can also use the confidential Whistleblowing helpline at 0800 7233 2255 if you consider that it would be inappropriate to report the issue through line management or have any concern about confidentiality.
This is the full link to MSA (highlighted above) if you need it – http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/30/contents/enacted