Modern Slavery Policy

1. Cover Teachers is committed to eliminating modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses.

2. Cover Teachers is committed to ensuring that its staff and any workers it supplies (directly or indirectly) are not subject to behaviour or threats that may amount to modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses.

3. Any staff, workers or other parties are strongly encouraged to report any concerns or suspicions that they might have to Cover Teachers' Compliance Officer on

4. Reports surrounding these issues are taken extremely seriously by Cover Teachers's senior management team, who are committed to ensuring that all investigations shall be prompt and effective. If our investigations reveal any issues, we are committed to taking appropriate action, including but not limited to: Working with the appropriate organisations to improve standards, Passing details to appropriate law enforcement bodies.

5. We regularly monitor our risks in this area through the use of relevant key performance indicators, including: The percentage of suppliers who sign up to an appropriate code / provide their own modern slavery statements, The effectiveness of enforcement against suppliers who breach policies, The level of modern slavery training and awareness amongst our staff.

This statement is made as part of Cover Teachers's commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act). It summarises how Cover Teachers operates, the policies and processes in place to minimise the possibility of any problems, any risks we have identified and how we monitor them, and how we train our staff.

This statement is published in accordance with section 54 of the Act, and relates to the financial year April 2018-April 2019

1 Our Business Cover Teachers is a limited company in the education recruitment sector.

Cover Teachers is an independent business.

1.1 Who we work with All of the hirers that we work with, and all of the work-seekers we provide, are known to and identified by our staff. All of the temporary workers we supply are identified by our staff. We do not supply work-seekers to hiring companies through any intermediaries. The hiring companies that we work with are located in the UK. The work-seekers / workers we supply live in the UK.

1.2 Other relationships As part of our business, we also work with the Recruitment and Employment Confederation ( and the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (

1.3 Policy development and review Cover Teachers's policies are established by our Compliance Officer and reviewed by our senior management team, based on advice from HR professionals, industry best practice and legal advice. We review our policies on a regular basis or as needed to adapt to changes.

2 Our Processes for Managing Risk In order to assess the risk of modern slavery, we use the following processes with our suppliers: When engaging with suppliers, we ask for evidence of their processes and policies, including commitments around modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, human rights, and whistle-blowing. After due consideration, we have not identified any significant risks of modern slavery, forced labour, or human trafficking in our supply chain. However, we continue to be alert to the potential for problems. Additionally, we have taken the following steps to minimise the possibility of any problems: We require the businesses we work with to address modern slavery concerns in their policies Only senior members of staff who have undergone appropriate training for assessing modern slavery risks in the supply chain are authorised to sign contracts and establish commercial relationships in any area where we have identified the potential for risk. We ensure that all of our suppliers are members of appropriate industry bodies and working groups. Our staff are encouraged to bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.

3 Our Training All of our staff receive training and support that is appropriate to their role. In particular: All of our staff receive awareness-raising information around issues involving modern slavery and human trafficking, so that they can bring any concerns they have to the attention of management. As part of this, our staff are encouraged to discuss any concerns that they have. Training is refreshed regularly.

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