This statement sets out Charity People’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025. 

As a provider of recruitment services, Charity People recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking. 

The organisation is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking. Our employees are alert to the risks and are expected to report their concerns, and management are expected to act upon them.  


Organisational structure and supply chains 

This statement covers the activities of Charity People: 

  • Professional recruitment services to the Charity/NFP sector. 

Countries of operation and supply 

The organisation currently operates in the following countries: 

  • UK 

The following is the process by which the company assesses whether activities or countries are high risk in relation to slavery or human trafficking: 

  • Charity People recruits skilled professionals to the Charity/NFP sector. We interview all candidates and provide onboarding checks for all temporary workers. 
  • Our supply chains are limited, and we procure goods and services from a restricted range of established brands in the UK and from overseas suppliers. 

High-risk activities 

  • Due to the nature of our UK professional recruitment business, we have a lower risk of modem slavery occurring in our supply chain compared to businesses in other sectors. 
  • Charity People uses products developed and produced by established brands in the supply chain. 


Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 

Charity People is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking. 

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 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. 

Responsibility for the organisation’s anti-slavery initiatives is as follows: 

  • Policies: The Operations Manager is primarily responsible for developing anti-slavery polices. Policies are developed in liaison with the rest of the Charity People team. 
  • Risk assessments: Monitor news on product providers and their suppliers. 
  • Investigations/due diligence: Charity People’s supply chains are quite limited, and we procure goods and services from a restricted range of well-established UK and overseas suppliers. This eases supply chain monitoring. 
  • Training and awareness programme  


Our policies in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2025 

The organisation operates the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations: 

  • Whistleblowing policy  
  • Bullying and Harassment policy  
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Policy 
  • Recruitment and Selection Policy  
  • Employee code of conduct  
  • Supplier/Procurement code of conduct – Charity People are committed to ensuring that its suppliers adhere to the highest standards of ethics. Suppliers are required to demonstrate that they provide safe working conditions where necessary, treat workers with dignity and respect, and act ethically and within the law in their use of labour. The organisation works with suppliers to ensure that they meet the standards of the code and improve their worker’s working conditions. However, serious violations of the Charity People’s supplier code of conduct will lead to the termination of the business relationship. 


Due diligence 

Our supply chains are quite limited and are predominately from UK based suppliers. The organisation undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we: 

  • Build long-standing relationships with UK suppliers and make clear our expectations of business behaviour 
  • Evaluate the modern slavery and human trafficking risk of each new supplier.  
  • Make sure Charity People procurement strategies and contract terms and conditions include refences to modern slavery and human trafficking.  

Recruitment of Temporary Workers 

  • All applicants are interviewed face to face (in-person or virtually)
  • Our staff are trained in spotting signs of modern slavery and in providing a safe environment for temporary workers to come forward with their concerns.
  • All workers are provided with contact information for confidential support and resources about slavery and human trafficking 

Payment of Temporary Workers 

  •  Payslips are always made available to the individual online
  • Temporary workers are paid by BACS into their own bank account

Supplier Compliance with our Values and Ethics 

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking within our supply chain. To ensure that all of our clients and contractors comply with our values we insist that our contracts incorporate a requirement to prevent and stop modern slavery. 

We recognise that it is our clients who are best placed to spot the signs of modern slavery on a day to day basis and so we provide our clients with materials to assist them in spotting modern slavery. 


Performance indicators 

  • The organisation has reviewed its key performance indicators (KPIs) in light of the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. As a result, the organisation is developing a system for supply chain verification, in place since 01/04/2018, whereby the organisation evaluates potential suppliers before they enter the supply chain. 

Training and awareness programme  

We believe that training is a fundamental tool in the fight against modern slavery. To ensure that all of our staff are aware of the risks involved, we deliver specific training to help our staff spot signs of modern slavery and provide a safe environment for temporary staff to come forward with their concerns. 

The organisation’s modern slavery training covers:  

  • how to assess the risk of slavery and human trafficking in relation to various aspects of the business, including resources and support available. 
  • examples of and how to identify the signs of slavery and human trafficking; 
  • what initial steps should be taken if slavery or human trafficking is suspected. 
  • how to escalate potential slavery or human trafficking issues to the relevant parties within the organisation. 
  • further information and resources – what external help is available, for example through the Modern Slavery Helpline, Gangmasters Licensing Authority and “Stronger together” initiative. 

Board/Member approval 

This statement has been approved by the organisation’s board of directors/members, who will review and update it annually. 

Director’s/Designated member’s/Partner’s signature: 

Nick Billingham 

Director’s/Designated member’s/Partner’s name: 

Nick Billingham