Our Modern Slavery and Human                  Trafficking Statement 

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Here at Lifetree Homecare Ltd, we take Modern Slavery very seriously. Our promise is to ensure through our rigorous recruitment process and training of our staff & assessment of our service users that we will always –

  1. Listen to any concerns from our staff

  2. Listen to any concerns from our service users

  3. Act on and report any concerns to the relevant persons i.e., Local Authority & Safeguarding team.

  4. Keep our staff and service users free from harm and abuse.

Modern Slavery is a very serious crime resulting in the abuse of our human rights. It can take on varying forms, such as forced labour, servitude, human trafficking, and slavery.


Our Service users are funded either privately or through Placements into our services that can be funded by, local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and other organisations within the health and social care sector. 


Lifetree Homecare Ltd recognises the seriousness of modern slavery and human trafficking, and most importantly the awful affects it can have on the individuals involved.

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Modern Slavery and Human

                  Trafficking

can be difficult to identify, however if you spot one of the situations described bellow, Please get in touch with the Local Authorities !                (scroll down for contact details)

Indicators of modern slavery which include:

  • Individuals not being paid for the work they undertake

  • Individuals being held in debt-bondage (being told they “still” owe money after having paid off a previous debt)

  • An individual’s passport being held by their “employer” in order to keep the individual at work

  • Multiple benefit claimants having their benefits being paid into the same account

  • An individual not having the freedom of movement (i.e. passport being taken)

  • Relationships which do not seem right - for example, a young teenager appearing to be the boyfriend/girlfriend of a much older adult

  • Be living in dirty, cramped or overcrowded accommodation, and/or living and working at the same address

  • Have no identification documents, have few personal possessions and always wear the same clothes day in and day out. What clothes they do wear may not be suitable for their work

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  • Avoid eye contact, appear frightened or hesitant to talk to strangers and fear law enforce for many reasons, such as not knowing who to trust or where to get help, fear of deportation, fear of violence to them or their family

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  • Clear exploitation of an individual by another for financial or sexual gain

  • Shows signs of physical or psychological abuse, look malnourished or unkempt, anxious/agitated or appear withdrawn and neglected. They may have untreated injuries

  • Rarely be allowed to travel on their own, seem under the control, the influence of others, rarely interact or appear unfamiliar with their neighbourhood or where they work

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  • Have little opportunity to move freely and may have had their travel documents retained, e.g. passports

  • Be dropped off/collected for work on a regular basis either very early or late at night

  • Unusual travel arrangements - children being dropped off/picked up in private cars/taxis at unusual times and in places where it is not clear why they would be there

  Modern Slavery Help Line 
          0800 012 1700


 

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"It is the people who cannot stand oppression that qualifies to fight today's modern slavery.

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