Decision details

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Transparency Statement

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the publishing of the Council's Modern Slavery Statement which acknowledges the provisions set out in the Modern Slavery Act (2015) and recognises the need to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chain. The Statement which will be updated annually sets out the Councils current position and future plans to ensure all modern slavery risks related to its business and supply chain are identified and mitigated.





That the Cabinet approves


a)      the publication of the Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Transparency Statement as attached at Appendix A to report FIN/539.


b)      that the Leader of the Council be delegated the approval of minor amendments and subsequent annual statements for publication, in consultation with the Head of Legal, Governance and HR, Head of Community Services and Head of Corporate Finance.



Reasons for the Recommendations


a)         The adoption and publication of a Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Transparency Statement is considered best practice and is likely to become a statutory requirement within the next 12 months.


b)        The approval of the statement shows the commitment of Crawley Borough Council to tackling modern day slavery in the community and in its supply chains. It also supports the principles set out in the Social Value Charter which is used within our procurement processes.



Report author: Jo Newton-Smith

Publication date: 13/01/2022

Date of decision: 12/01/2022

Decided at meeting: 12/01/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/01/2022

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