Modern Slavery Statement
This statement sets out South Hams District and West Devon Borough Council's actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks associated with our business.
The Councils are absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our corporate activities and ensuring that our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
In the UK it is estimated that around 13,000 people are enslaved. It is more likely to be found in industries where there is high demand and low pay (manual work). Modern Slavery has been found in the following industries (not an exhaustive list):
- farming - including fruit, veg and flower picking
- HGV driving
- care homes
- nail bars
- car washes
- charity bag collection
- domestic servants
- tarmacking and paving
- restaurants and takeaways
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