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Modern Slavery / Anti Slavery Statement

Introduction 
It continues to be a priority for Cavendish Education Group to ensure that every member of our group trades ethically, sources responsibly and our systems work to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking throughout our whole organisation and in our supply chains. We remain committed to a programme of continuing improvement through all of our practices throughout the group to combat slavery and human trafficking. This is done through the implementation of our anti slavery and human trafficking group policy and our supply chain due diligence.

Organisation's structure and business ethos

The Cavendish Education Group is a family of independent co-educational day and boarding schools and colleges for students between the ages of five and 21. 

As a group, we are transforming the common perception of specialist education and throughout our schools, we challenge what it means to be neurodiverse by supporting our students to excel in ways they never thought possible. We believe we are unparalleled in our approach, which sits between mainstream and traditional special school education. Our curriculum supports and nurtures students with a diagnosis of autism and associated communication and language needs, as well as those with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia.

 

Our supply chains

Our supply chains include: 

  • Catering;

  • Information technology;

  • Professional services including (but not limited to) legal, accounting, financial, planning and development.

  • Recruitment. 

  • Real Estate services. 

Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We have appropriate policies in place that underpin our commitment to ensure that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We continuously review and update all our policies. Our own internal anti-slavery and human trafficking policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains. 

Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking

Given the nature of the business operated by the Cavendish Education Group family, we consider that exposure to slavery/human trafficking to be relatively limited. Nonetheless, it has taken steps to ensure that such practices do not take place in its business nor the business of any organisation that supplies goods and/or services to it.

We therefore have in place systems to:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains (e.g. catering sector).

  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.

  • Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.

  • Protect whistle blowers.


Supplier adherence to our values and ethics
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values and ethics we have in place a supply chain compliance programme. 

Training
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.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 August 2021. 


This policy has been approved by the Board of Directors of Cavendish Education Ltd. 

Date: 31 January 2022

Anti Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

Modern Slavery Act – Supplier Code of Conduct