This statement applies to Tutor Trust (referred to in this statement as ‘the Organisation’). The information included in the statement refers to the financial year 2023/24.
We are a registered charity that aims to tackle educational inequality in a unique way. Our mission is to 'transform lives through tutoring’ by making sure every child who needs some additional academic support can access a great tutor. We recruit and train bright university students as tutors in the core subjects of Maths, English, and Science and place them in state schools.
Tutor Trust directly employs around 60 staff and is not in any category that is generally seen to be vulnerable to modern slavery in the UK. Tutor Trust will seek to influence its partners and supply chain by sharing its own policy on Modern Slavery and requiring providers to confirm their arrangements to uphold the fundamental principles of human rights.
The Organisation considers that modern slavery encompasses:
- human trafficking
- forced work, through mental or physical threat
- being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse or the threat of abuse
- being dehumanised, treated as a commodity or being bought or sold as property
- being physically constrained or to have restriction placed on freedom of movement
We acknowledge our responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commit to complying with the provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The Tutor Trust understands that this requires an ongoing review of both our internal practices in relation to our labour force and, additionally, our supply chains.
We do not enter into business with any other organisation, in the United Kingdom or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude, and forced or compulsory labour.
No labour provided to Tutor Trust in the pursuance of the provision of its own services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking. Tutor Trust strictly adheres to the minimum standards required in relation to its responsibilities under relevant employment legislation in the UK and in many cases exceeds those minimums in relation to its employees.
In general, Tutor Trust considers its exposure to slavery/human trafficking to be relatively limited, it has taken steps to ensure that such practices do not take place in its business nor the business of any organisation that supplies goods and/or services to it.
Tutor Trust carries out due diligence processes in relation to ensuring slavery and/or human trafficking does not take place in its organisation or supply chains, including conducting a review of the controls of its suppliers.
Tutor Trust has not, to its knowledge, conducted any business with another organisation which has been found to have involved itself with modern slavery.
In accordance with section 54(4) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, Tutor Trust has taken the following steps to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place:
- reviewing our supplier contracts to include termination powers in the event that the supplier is, or is suspected, to be involved in modern slavery,
- meaures in place to identify and assess the potential risks in our supply chains
Slavery Compliance Officer
Tutor Trust has a Slavery Compliance Officer, to whom all concerns regarding modern slavery should be addressed, and who will then undertake relevant action with regard to our obligations.
This statement is made in pursuance of Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will be reviewed for each financial year.
Date of approval: 14/09/23
Print name: Jason Heaford
Job Title: Chief Operating Officer