23 February 2016
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 presents specific challenges for NHS trusts
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is designed to consolidate various offences relating to human trafficking and slavery. The provisions in the act create a requirement for an annual statement to be prepared that demonstrates transparency in supply chains. In line with all businesses with a turnover greater than £36 million per annum, the NHS is also obliged to comply with the Act.
The legislation addresses slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour...