Modern Slavery statement

We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.


Slavery and human trafficking remains a hidden blight on global society and we have a responsibility to be alert to the risks in everything we do.

Meanwood Group Practice is committed to upholding the provisions of the Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Act 2015, and we expect our staff and suppliers to comply with the legislation and report concerns where they have them.

Meanwood Group Practice together with WYICB and NHSE update policies on a regular basis to highlight obligations where any issues of modern slavery or human trafficking might arise, particularly in our procedures for safeguarding adults and children, tendering for goods and services, and recruitment and retention.

Meanwood Group Practice’s procurement process has been reviewed to ensure that human trafficking and modern slavery issues are considered at an early stage, requiring self-certification from potential suppliers that their supply chains comply with the law. We procure many goods and services through frameworks endorsed by our ICB the Cabinet Office and Department of Health & Social Care, under which suppliers such as NHS Supply Chain adhere to a code of conduct on forced labour. We operate professional practices relating to procurement and supply.

All staff receive a comprehensive induction programme which includes information on, and guidance regarding, slavery and human trafficking. Meanwood Group Practice also requires all staff to complete safeguarding courses, which cover obligations under the Act.

All clinical and non-clinical staff have a responsibility to consider issues regarding modern slavery and incorporate their understanding of these into their day-to-day practices.

Meanwood Group Practice believes that it is following good practice in implementing steps to prevent slavery and human trafficking.

This statement has been produced in accordance with provisions as set out in the Modern Slavery Act 2015/Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act and applies to Meanwood Group Practice. The statement was approved by Shelli Fineberg, Managing Partner