Modern slavery statement
Sandwell Council is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking.
This modern slavery statement and policy sets out Sandwell Council’s actions to understand all potential modern day slavery risks relating to our services. We are satisfied that steps outlined in our delivery plan will address the Council’s commitment to preventing slavery and human trafficking.
This is Sandwell Council’s 2nd Modern Slavery statement and over the past year we have continued to increase the depth and breadth of our work on Modern Slavery, deepening our understanding of risk, and ensuring we have in place the most effective responses to that risk.
In accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, Sandwell Council makes the following statement in relation to the financial year 2019/20 ensuring that Modern Slavery (i.e. slavery and human trafficking), is not taking place in any part of its own business or any of its supply chains.
In addition, Sandwell Council's new Leader and Chief Executive signed a Slavery Free Community Charter in July 2019.