Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement

This statement is published in line with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. 

The statement sets down Jiggle’s commitment to preventing slavery and human trafficking in  our business activities and the steps we have put in place with the aim of ensuring that there is  no slavery or human trafficking in our own business and supply chains. We all have a duty to be  alert to risks, however small. Staff are expected to report their concerns and management to  act upon them. 

About Jiggle 

Jiggle is a multisector employment business and agency working across the UK.  Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 

Jiggle is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern  slavery and human trafficking. 

As an equal opportunities employer, we’re committed to creating and ensuring a non discriminatory and respectful working environment for our staff. We want all our staff to feel  confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves. 

Following the end of free movement between mainland Europe and the UK in 2021, due to more  restrictive immigration systems, there is an increased risk of exploitation of migrant workers. 

Nationwide recruitment challenges continue to impact upon multiple sectors. We undertake  robust recruitment and identity checks to ensure modern slavery is not present in our business,  but recognise vigilance is required as the risk cannot be eradicated entirely. Employment of  people from overseas potentially represents the biggest risk of modern slavery to our business  and we are cognisant of the significant increase in modern slavery referrals across the sectors  within the last financial year. 

Our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective  employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse or  coercion. 

We do not enter into business with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly  supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour. 

Our Supply Chain  

Here are the steps Jiggle has taken and continues to take to understand and minimise the  potential risk of modern slavery in its business and supply chains.

 

Jiggle recognises the scale and seriousness of the problem of modern slavery and human  trafficking, and most importantly of the impact on its victims.  

Due to the nature of our business, we assess ourselves to have a low risk of modern slavery in  our business and supply chains. 

Our supply chains are limited and we procure goods and services from a restricted range of UK  suppliers. 

Our policies in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 

The following policies are available to all staff through our staff forums and newsfeeds: Code of conduct 

  • Ethics policy 
  • Speak Up policy 
  • Bullying and harassment policy  
  • Diversity and inclusion policy  
  • Recruitment and selection policy 
  • Modern Slavery policy  

Embedding the principles 

We will continue to embed the principles through: 

  • providing awareness training to staff on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and informing them  of the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking ensuring staff involved in procurement activity are aware of and follow modern slavery  

procurement guidance on GOV.UK ensuring that consideration of the modern slavery  risks and prevention are added to our policy review process as an employer and procurer  of goods and services 

  • making sure our procurement strategies and contract terms and conditions include  references to modern slavery and human trafficking 
  • continuing to take action to embed a zero tolerance policy towards modern slavery ensuring that staff involved in buying or procurement and the recruitment and  deployment of workers receive training on modern slavery and ethical employment  practices 

This statement has been approved by Rachel Higginbottom Director, for the year ending 29  September 2024.  

This statement will be reviewed and updated every year.