This modern slavery statement applies to Grace Eyre. The statement sets out our actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to our organisation and to put in place steps aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our people, operations, or supply chains.
Grace Eyre considers that the words ‘modern slavery’ cover:
- human trafficking
- forced work, through mental or physical threat
- being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse of the threat of abuse
- being dehumanised, treated as a commodity, or being bought or sold as property
- being physically constrained, or having unlawful and unwelcome restrictions placed on freedom of movement
Grace Eyre’s Organisational Structure
Grace Eyre is a national charity supporting people with learning disabilities and their families. We believe that people with a learning disability should be able to live within their communities with all the choice and support they need to live the best life possible.
We aim to provide innovative care and support and excellent homes and are growing our impact as a charity.
We have a geographical presence in Brighton & Hove and across Sussex. We employ 302 staff, along with 48 full time self-employed carers, 62 support carers and 34 active volunteers.
The majority of our workforce are either frontline support workers, or other frontline operational staff. We also use agency workers and consultants when required to meet specific resourcing needs.
Grace Eyre’s Operations
We recognise that people with learning disabilities can be at greater risk from modern slavery as they may be targeted because of their disabilities. It is vitally important to us that the people we support do not become victims of modern slavery and that they live the best lives possible.
Care Quality Commission
As a residential and community services provider regulated by the Care Quality Commission, we are independently monitored, inspected, and rated to make sure we meet fundamental standards of quality and safety. We also have internal policies, procedures, and practices to help keep the people we support free from modern slavery.
Grace Eyre’s Operational and People Policies
We recognise that employees, relief and agency workers and volunteers can be both victims of modern slavery and they also play a vital role in keeping the people we support safe.
We have a wide range of operational and people policies and procedures which contribute to keeping our people free from modern slavery:
- Service User Plan and Needs Assessment
- Prevent Policy
- Bullying Hate Crime Policy
- Safeguarding Children Policy
- Safe Driving and Transport Policy
- Supporting People with their Money
- Death and Dying Policy
- Death and Dying: What I want Plan
- Dignity and Respect Policy
- Manager On-Call Policy
- Safeguarding Policy Review
- Service User Holiday Policy
- Strong and Supported Relationships
- Presentation template Strong and Stable Relationships Policy
- Medication Policy
- Mental Capacity Policy
- Person Centred Planning Policy
- Personal Care Policy
- Physical Intervention Policy
- Positive Behaviour Support
- Sale of Service User Art and Craft Work
- Missing Persons Policy
- Delegation of Authority Policy
- Finance Manual
- Expenses Policy
- Purchasing Goods Services
- Gifts to Grace Eyre Staff Paid Carers and Volunteers Policy
- Credit Card Policy
- Reserves Policy
- Cash Handling Policy
- Bad Debt Write Off Procedure
- Audit Policy
- Health & Safety Policy
- Accident and Incident Policy
- Contractors Policy
- Display Screen Equipment review
- Electricity and Gas
- Fire Safety for Premises
- First Aid
- Food Hygiene policy
- Environment Housekeeping Policy
- Lone Working Policy
- Expectant New Mothers Policy
- Stress Policy
- Risk Assessment in the Workplace
- Lift Entrapment Process
- Working at Height Policy
- Grace Eyre and Purple Playhouse CCTV systems
- Communicable Diseases Infection Control
- Violence at Work Policy
- Anti-bullying and Harassment Policy
- Absence and other leave
- Dealing with Poor Performance Capability
- Disciplinary and Grievance Policy
- Job Evaluation Policy
- DBS Policy Disclosure and Barring Service Policy
- Alcohol and Drugs Policy
- Organisational Change and Redundancy
- Menopause Policy
- Recruitment Selection Retention Policy
- Sickness Absence & Wellbeing Policy & Procedure
- Working from Home Policy
- Volunteer Policy
- Working Time and Flexible Working Policy
- Family Friendly Policy
- Organisational Change and redundancy
- Use of Staff Cars Policy
- Learning and Development Policy
- Our Plan
- Our Charter
- Membership Policy
- Complaint Policy and Procedure
- Whistleblowing Policy
- Equalities Diversity and Inclusion Policy and Action Plan
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Business Continuity – Emergency Planning Policy
- Duty of Candour Policy
- Partnership Working
- Quality Management Framework Policy
- Risk Assessment and Management Policy
- Grace Eyre – Articles of Association
- Board of Trustees – Terms of Reference, Role, Code of Conduct & Conflict of Interest
- Co Working Policy
- Terms of Reference – Audit & Risk Committee
- Remuneration Committee – Terms of Reference
- Senior Management Team – Terms of Reference
- Terms of Reference for Executive Team
- Big Build Committee – Terms of Reference
- Data Protection Policy
- Everything you need to know about recording Grace Eyre information
- Code of Conduct
- Aids & Adaptations policy
- Allocations Policy
- Anti-Social Behaviour Policy
- Assured Shorthold Tenancy
- Housing Management Policy
- Housing Management Plus
- Rent Collection & Arrears Policy
- Rents & Service Charges
- Repairs & Maintenance Policy
- Support for Vulnerable Tenants Policy
- Tenant Involvement Policy
- Procurement Policy
- Telephone Calls and Mobile Phone Policy
- Computer, Email and Internet Policy
Grace Eyre’s Supply Chains
To deliver our services we purchase goods and services from the UK. Our main supply chains include staffing, software, products, services, and food.
Our suppliers vary in size and type, however what is consistent is our desire to ensure our suppliers are ethical and understand their responsibilities regarding modern slavery and human trafficking.
Generally, suppliers at Grace Eyre can be categorised as either national or local suppliers.
The following list is non-exhaustive, but is provided for descriptive purposes of the range and type of suppliers Grace Eyre use:
- agencies to source staff on a local basis
- supply chains, such as providers of regular office supplies, on an annual contract
- single use suppliers, such as for training or catering for an event
- specialist contractors for building and estates development and management.
The services of suppliers are procured via our terms and conditions of purchase, which specify the contractual relationship between Grace Eyre and the supplier and come into effect on the date of the purchase order.
These terms include specific provision that at Grace Eyre we are committed to better understanding our supply chains and working towards greater transparency and responsibility towards people working in them, in accordance with our policy of observing the spirit of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Where our suppliers are required to submit a Modern Slavery Statement, we insist that they do so.
Responsibilities for our anti-slavery initiatives are as follows:
- Policies and procedures: The Executive Team is accountable for putting in place and reviewing operational, people and supply chain policies and procedures
- Risk assessments: The Risk & Audit Team is responsible for identifying and mitigating or removing risks that are related to modern slavery
- Investigations/due diligence: Line management and Grace Eyre’s safeguarding team are responsible for conducting investigations in relation to known or suspected instances of modern slaver.
At Grace Eyre we are committed to ensuring modern slavery does not exist in this organisation or supply chains. We constantly strive to develop policy and procedures to manage the way we obtain our goods and services to keep our supply chains robust. To date we have had no reports of modern slavery within our organisation nor our supply chains.