Here are the steps The Young Foundation has taken and continues to take to understand and minimise the potential risk of modern slavery in its business and supply chains.

This statement is published in line with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.


Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

The Young Foundation 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. Our work is UK based and as such, it is rare for us to enter into business with non-UK organisations.
If staff or contractors come across a case of slavery in their work, they are required to inform a director immediately.


Our supply chain

Due to the nature of our business, we assess ourselves to have a low risk of modern
slavery in our business and supply chains.

Our supply chains are limited and we procure goods and services from a restricted
range of UK suppliers.


Our policies in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015

The following policies are available to all staff through the Staff Handbook:

  • Code of conduct
  • Whistleblowing policy
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion policy
  • Safeguarding policy


Embedding the principles

We will continue to embed the principles through:

  • providing awareness training to staff on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and
    informing them of the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of
    slavery or human trafficking
  • ensuring staff involved in procurement activity are aware of and
    follow modern slavery procurement guidance on GOV.UK
  • ensuring that consideration of the modern slavery risks and prevention
    are added to The Young Foundation’s policy review process as an
    employer and procurer of goods and services
  • making sure The Young Foundation’s procurement strategies and
    contract terms and conditions include references to modern slavery and
    human trafficking
  • continuing to take action to embed a zero tolerance policy towards
    modern slavery
  • ensuring that staff involved in buying or procurement and the recruitment and deployment of workers receive training on modern slavery and ethical employment practices


This statement will be reviewed every two years. The next review will be in January 2025.

Paul Oberg
Director of Finance and Corporate Resources
January 2023


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