Modern Slavery Statement

Modern slavery statement for financial year 2019/20

This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Professional Role Players Ltd (thereafter called PRP) has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.

Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. PRP has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.

Our business

PRP are a leading, theatre- based learning  and  development  organisation. Established in 1997 we have perfected the use of role play training for companies throughout the UK and we work in both the Public and Private Sectors.

Our high risk areas

We recognise that our diverse workforce, who are based  throughout the UK, carry a certain risk and therefore PRP have strict guidelines to their employment. They register their contact details and photo on our database and are then interviewed and given our Terms & Conditions to sign. They must also complete our Equality & Diversity programme.

Our policies

We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:

  1. Anti-slavery policy.  This policy sets out the organisation’s stance on modern slavery and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where they can go for help.
  2. Recruitment policy. We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
  3. Whistleblowing policy. We operate a whistleblowing  policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.
  4. Code of business conduct.  This code explains the manner in which we behave as an organisation and how we expect our employees and suppliers to act.

Our suppliers

PRP operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list.  We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.

In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:

  1. They have taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their business
  2. They hold their own suppliers to account over modern slavery
  3. (For UK based suppliers) They pay their employees at least the national minimum wage / national living wage (as appropriate)
  4. We may terminate the contract at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light

Training

We have a trust policy and encourage open communication for all employees. We regularly conduct training for our procurement team so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.

Our performance indicators

We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:

  • No reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.

Approval for this statement

This statement was approved by the Board of Directors on 01 June 2018

Name: Phill Doulton (Director)

Signature Phill Doulton

Date 03 June 2019