Kent Integrated Care Alliance (KiCA)is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.
As a business and employer, we are committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful environment for our staff, partner organisations and other stakeholders, and we will encourage the same principles and standards from our our stakeholders and business partners.
KiCA’s 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 want all our staff, partner organisations and stakeholders to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves.
KiCA was established in 2014 and borne out of the amalgamation of the three trade associations:KCHA, KCCA and KMCA. KiCA works on behalf of Social Care providers (our partner organisations) to improve outcomes for Social Care providers and service users and give providers a voice at local and national level.
Our Stakeholders andPartner Organisations
KiCA takes its responsibility for ensuring the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking is minimised across its operations and interactions with all partner organisations, stakeholders and suppliers. KiCA expects its staff, partner organisations and stakeholders to report concerns of non-compliance, no matter how trivial.
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.
KiCA opposes all forms of slavery and human trafficking, and we are committed to taking steps to ensure that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business or that of our partner organisations.
We promote ethical values and behaviour within our business and this Policy reflects our commitment to conduct all our business relationships with ethical principles.
The principles of this policy are:
A. KiCA is committed to eliminating modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses.
B. KiCA is committed to ensuring that its staff and any workers within its sphere of influence (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.
C. 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.
D. Any staff or stakeholders are strongly encouraged to report any concerns or suspicions that they might have to the KiCA Board.
E. Reports surrounding these issues are taken extremely seriously by the Board who are committed to ensuring that all investigations shall be prompt and effective. If our investigations reveal any issues, KiCA is committed to taking appropriate action, including but not limited to:
The KiCA Board have joint responsibility for monitoring the implementation of this policy, assessing its effectiveness and dealing with any queries about it.