This statement is made as part of Flourish Education’s commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act). It summarises how Flourish Education operates, the policies and processes in place to minimise the possibility of any problems, any risks we have identified and how we monitor them, and how we train our staff.
This statement is published in accordance with section 54 of the Act, and relates to the financial year August 2017 to July 2018. Emma Vincent, Compliance Administrator
Flourish Education is a limited company operating in the recruitment sector. We supply temporary workers in the education sectors.
Flourish Education is an independent business.
All of the hirers that we work with, and all of the work-seekers we provide, are known to and identified by our staff. All of the temporary workers we supply are identified by our staff. Some of our work-seekers are supplied via other businesses, who facilitate providing them to the eventual hiring company.
The hiring companies that we work with are located in West Midlands, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent. The workers we supply live in West Midlands, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent.
As part of our business, we also work with the following organisations:
Flourish Education has a modern slavery policy available on our website.
In addition, Flourish Education has the following policies which incorporate ethical standards for our staff and our suppliers.
Flourish Education’s policies are established by our directors, based on advice from HR professionals, industry best practice and legal advice. We review our policies annually, or as needed to adapt to changes.
In order to assess the risk of modern slavery, we use the following processes with our suppliers:
We review the potential for risk at regular intervals, including the possibility of re-auditing a supplier or conducting spot checks.
After due consideration, we have not identified any significant risks of modern slavery, forced labour, or human trafficking in our supply chain. However, we continue to be alert to the potential for problems.
Additionally, we have taken the following steps to minimise the possibility of any problems:
We work with REC and APSCo in order to combat the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking.
Our staff are encouraged to bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.
As part of monitoring the performance of Flourish Education we track the following general key performance indicators:
Based on the potential risks we have identified, we have also established the following key performance indicators, which are regularly assessed by our senior leadership team:
We benchmark our indicators against industry best-practice in order to ensure that we do not put undue pressure on our suppliers that might increase the potential for risk.
All of our staff receive training and support that is appropriate to their role. In particular: