LCFP Modern Slavery Statement for Fiscal Year 2024

Introduction
London College for Professionals (LCFP) is committed to advancing human rights and upholding ethical principles in all its activities. We have a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery or human trafficking within our operations and our supply chain. This statement is made pursuant to Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the actions we have taken to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to our business, and to implement steps to prevent slavery and human trafficking during the financial year 2024.

Our Structure, Operations, and Supply Chain

LCFP is an esteemed educational institution based in [Location], providing high-quality education and training services. We operate primarily in the United Kingdom but engage with suppliers and partners both domestically and internationally. Our supply chain includes the procurement of goods and services essential to the running of an educational institution, including but not limited to, technology solutions, educational materials, and facility management.

Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking

Our commitment to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or any part of our business is reflected in our policies:

  • Modern Slavery Policy: This outlines our stance on modern slavery and sets forth guidelines to identify and prevent slavery and human trafficking in our operations.
  • Supplier Code of Conduct: We hold our suppliers to high ethical standards, and our code mandates compliance with national and international laws on slavery and human trafficking.
  • Whistleblowing Policy: Encourages all employees, students, and contractors to report any concerns about unethical conduct within our business, including human rights violations.

Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we have:

  • Established a rigorous supplier vetting process before entering into contracts.
  • Conducted audits of suppliers to evaluate their compliance with our standards on modern slavery.
  • Implemented training for our procurement team and relevant employees to recognize and respond to human trafficking or slavery risks.

Risk Assessment and Management

We have undertaken a review of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and broader business operations. Through our risk assessment processes, we continually monitor potential areas of risk in our partnerships and business activities.

Effectiveness in Combating Slavery and Human Trafficking

To ensure that our efforts in fighting modern slavery are effective, we:

  • Regularly review our policies and procedures.
  • Provide annual training sessions on modern slavery to our staff.
  • Engage in proactive monitoring and compliance checks on our supply chains.

Training and Capacity Building

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 our staff. We also require our business partners to provide training within their own operations.

Future Commitments

In the coming year, we are committed to enhancing our processes and tightening controls that prevent modern slavery. We will continue to review our policies, engage with stakeholders, and refine our strategies to combat any forms of modern slavery within our business or supply chains.

Approval

This statement has been approved by the Board of Governors of London College for Professionals and will be reviewed and updated annually.