TDI recognises its moral and legal duty to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking. This is particularly pronounced given our charitable aims of working to reduce sexual offending and sexual harm, as sexual harm is often the object of modern slavery and human trafficking.
Principles underlying this policy
Modern slavery is a form of human rights abuse where the individuals are deprived of their liberty so that others can exploit them for personal or material gain. Human trafficking is a means by which this can be achieved.
TDI may come into contact with those subject to modern slavery and human trafficking directly through our work, or indirectly through our supply chains. We are committed to ensuring there is transparency in our work and approach to procurement, consistent with our moral obligations to others and our legal obligations under the Modern Slavery Act (2015).
Aims, objective and scope of this policy
TDI will only work with suppliers and collaborators who have policies and procedures in place which recognise their duty to act on modern slavery and human trafficking. These policies and procedures must include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, and against the use of labour performed by people in slavery or servitude.
TDI will be alert to the signs of modern slavery and human trafficking in those we work with.
TDI will cut contracts with suppliers and collaborators who are found to be tolerating or actively engaged in modern slavery and human trafficking.
TDI will report disclosures or suspicions of incidents of modern slavery or human trafficking occurring in the UK to the Police.
This policy applies to all trustees, directors, employees, volunteers and contractors of TDI.
When procuring services or considering collaborations with other organisations, TDI will ensure that a policy on modern slavery and human trafficking, consistent with our own, is in place. Where no policy is in place, TDI will not engage the services or collaborate with that organisation. It is the responsibility of the individual making the procurement or co-ordinating the collaboration to ensure such a policy is in place.
TDI will provide guidance potential signs of modern slavery and human trafficking for everyone within the organisation. It is everyone’s responsibility to be alert to these signs when engaging with individuals outside of the organisation through our work.
Where there is a concern that an individual we come into contact with is a victim of modern slavery or human trafficking, it is everyone’s responsibility to report this. Where it is believed an individual is in immediate danger, reports should be made directly to the Police, using the emergency number 999. Where there is not a belief of immediate danger, reports should be made to the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700 or online at https://www.modernslaveryhelpline.org/report.
Additional resources supporting this policy
Further information, including advice on the signs of modern slavery and human trafficking, is available through the national charity Unseen, https://www.unseenuk.org/
Date of revision of this policy
December 2021. This policy is in effect, and should be reviewed within 3 years.