Modern slavery act
Company Name: Holt Doctors Limited (“the Company”)
Policy Name: Voluntary Modern Slavery Statement
Date adopted: August 2016
Date of last review: October 2019
Date of next review: October 2020
1. The Company is making a voluntary modern slavery and human trafficking statement relating
to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
2. Our annual turnover is under £36 million. Although we are not required to make a modern
slavery statement under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act.2015, we are making this
voluntary statement to show our commitment to ethical trading principles and to set out the
steps we are taking to tackle modern slavery and hum an trafficking in our business and in our
3. The Company opposes slavery and human trafficking in all its forms and make this statement
to set out the steps we have taken to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in
our business or in our supply chains.
4. We are a limited company providing recruitment services in the public and private healthcare
5. Our supply chains are predominately made up of (a) sub-contractor recruitment agencies and
businesses (b) IT services and infrastructure. Part (a) represents the part of our supply chain
where the risk of modern slavery may be highest and where we have taken specific
measures to mitigate the risk as described in this statement.
Our commitment to ethical trading
6. We are committed to ethical trading principles and to acquiring goods and services without
harm to others. We are committed to ensuring that our employees and any workers it
supplies (directly or indirectly) are not subject to behaviour or threats that may amount to
modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses.
Due diligence and risk assessment
7. We only employ agency workers through reputable employment agencies that adhere to our
Training and reporting
8. To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking
in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to all our staff, including our
recruiters, HR personnel, and/or staff involved in our procurement and supply chains
undertake internal training courses that include guidance around modern slavery and human
trafficking, as well as other wider human rights issues.
9. All staff, workers or other parties are strongly encouraged to report any concerns or
suspicions that they might have to our Operations Manager.
10. Reports surrounding these issues are taken extremely seriously by the Board and senior
leadership team, who are committed to ensuring that all investigations shall be prompt and
effective. If our investigations reveal any issues, we are committed to taking appropriate
action, including but not limited to:
- Working with the appropriate organisations to improve standards;
- Removing that organisation from our preferred supplier list;
- Passing details to appropriate law enforcement bodies.
Effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking
11. We regularly monitor our risks in this area through the use of relevant key performance
- The percentage of suppliers who sign up to an appropriate code / provide their own
modern slavery statements and related policies;
- The percentage of workers and/or candidates supplied from our preferred supplier
- The amount of time spent on audits, re-audits, spot checks, and related due
- The level of modern slavery training and awareness amongst our staff.
12. We would also recommend reading this in conjunction with our other policies, including our
Anti-bribery / corruption policy and Whistle-blowing policy.
Adoption and review
This voluntary statement is made in connection with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015
and was adopted on 25th August 2016 after being agreed by the Company’s board of directors. It is
Holt Doctors Limited – Voluntary Modern Slavery Statement – v.2 – October 2019
4th floor, 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ. Company Number: 06832618