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Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Modern Slavery Act

Modern Slavery is a global issue existing in every type of economy. Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust (WHCT) has a zero tolerance approach to Modern Slavery within our Service and Supply Chain. All members of staff have a personal responsibility for the prevention of slavery and human trafficking with the procurement department taking responsibility lead for overall compliance.

The Trust has evaluated the principle risks related to slavery and human trafficking as:

  • Lack of assurances from suppliers
  • Lack of appropriate clauses in contracts
  • Reputational


Should there be a breach of the Modern Slavery Act within the supply chain the Trust will take action in accordance to the investigatory evidence. This may range from termination of the contract to the Trust giving notice to a supplier to make improvements within a specified time, failure to respond could then result in the termination of the contract.