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Decision details

Modern Slavery Act - JUN18/CAB/07

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED (unanimous) to:


1.    Approve the draft 2017/2018 Modern Slavery Transparency Statement for signature and publication; and


2.    Approve the draft Modern Slavery Policy for implementation.


Reasons for the decision:

The draft Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement fulfilled the council’s statutory obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and it was therefore recommended to Cabinet for approval.


The draft Policy built on the Council’s continued commitment to tacking MDS by raising awareness amongst staff and providing a means through which concerns can be reported.  Publication of the Policy would run alongside a training module for appropriate frontline staff.


Alternative options considered:

Not to approve the draft Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement.  This option was not recommended as the Council will not be able to meet its statutory requirements.


Not to publish a Policy.  Whilst there was no legal requirement for the Council to have a Policy, it was considered beneficial to ensure that staff and partners were aware of the potential issue and have a means through which to report their concerns.


Publication date: 11/06/2018

Date of decision: 11/06/2018

Accompanying Documents:

  • It is not anticipated that there will be any documents other than the report and relevant appendices to be published