Modern Slavery Statement


This statement sets out South Hams District Council's actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to our business. It also aims to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our own business and our supply chains.

This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year April 2020 - March 2021.

As part of Local Government, South Hams Council recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking. In addition to our responsibility as an employer, we also acknowledge our duty as a District Council to notify the Secretary of State of suspected victims of slavery or human trafficking. This duty was introduced by section 52 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

The Council is 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.