Modern Slavery Statement

This statement sets out the steps North Tyneside Carers’ Centre has taken and continues to take to understand and minimise the potential risk of modern slavery in its business and supply chains.

This statement is published in line with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

About North Tyneside Carers’ Centre

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre provides practical and emotional support to unpaid carers in the borough of North Tyneside. We deliver a wide range of interventions including: information and advice; advocacy; one to one emotional support; family support; support in/into education, training or employment; peer support groups; health and wellbeing groups; training e.g coping strategies; counselling; breaks/social activities and events. 

We have built strong relationships across health and social care and are a key partner in the development and delivery of North Tyneside’s Commitment to Carers. We ensure the views of carers shape local delivery plans and support partners to identify and support carers and deliver training to professionals to improve identification and support for carers.

Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.

We employ around 27 staff, and benefit from the support of 20 plus volunteers all based locally. Our staff are employed directly by North Tyneside Carers’ Centre and are not of an employment status generally considered to be vulnerable to modern slavery in this country.

As an equal opportunities employer, we’re committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our staff. We want all our staff to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves.

Our recruitment and people management processes are robust and 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 enter into 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

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre is committed to improving our practices to identify and eliminate modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains, and to act ethically and with integrity in all of our business relationships. Our supply chains comprise over 100 suppliers and contractors. North Tyneside Carers’ Centre use the products and services we purchase from these suppliers to support our activities, operations and the services that we provide.

Our policies in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre endeavours to raise awareness among all employees of the identification, prevention and eradication of modern slavery and human trafficking, and has the following policies and procedures in place to ensure that they can do so:

  • Whistleblowing Policy.
  • Safeguarding Adults Policy
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Bullying and Harassment Policy
  • Equality policy
  • Recruitment and Selection Policy

Embedding the principles

We will continue to embed the principles through:

  • 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
  • ensuring that consideration of the modern slavery risks and prevention are added to North Tyneside Carers’ Centre’s policy review process as an employer and procurer of goods and services
  • continuing to take action to embed a zero tolerance policy towards modern slavery
  • ensuring that staff involved in recruitment of workers receive training on modern slavery and ethical employment practices

This statement has been approved by Claire Easton, North Tyneside Carers’ Centre Chief Executive, for the financial year ending 31 March 2025.

This statement will be reviewed and updated every year.