ENS Modern Slavery Statement

This statement is made as part of ENS Recruitment Limited’s (“ENS”) commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act).  It summarises how ENS 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 to March 2019.  It was approved by the board of directors in April 2017, and will be reviewed annually.

 

Allyson Abel
Managing Director

 

Our Business

ENS is a limited company operating in the recruitment sector.  We supply temporary workers and in the healthcare, care and support, education and commercial sectors and act as a master vendor in the healthcare sector.

ENS is an independent business.

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. Some of these work-seekers operate through their own limited companies. Some of our work-seekers are supplied via other businesses, who facilitate providing them to the eventual hiring company.

As a “master vendor”, we work with other businesses to supply workers to hiring companies.  We hire some of the workers directly, who are directly recruited by our staff.  Other workers are hired directly by other businesses. Some of these workers operate through their own limited companies. We facilitate supplying a mix of these workers to the hiring companies.

The hiring companies that we work with are primarily located in Essex, London, Kent and Sussex.  The workers we supply live in Essex, London, Kent and Sussex.

As part of our business, we also work with the following organisations:

Our Policies

ENS has a modern slavery policy available on our website [create link].

In addition, ENS has the following policies which incorporate ethical standards for our staff.

  • Corporate social responsibility policy,
  • Anti-bribery / corruption policy, and
  • Whistle-blowing policy.
  • Policy development and review

ENS’ policies are established by our senior management team based on advice from our trade associations and industry best practice.  We review our policies on a regular basis or as needed to adapt to changes.

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.
  • We conduct audits before entering into a commercial relationship with any business where there is the potential for risk. These audited businesses form the basis of our preferred supplier list.
  • We review the potential for risk at regular intervals, including the possibility of re-auditing a supplier or conducting spot checks.

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 reserve the right to conduct spot-checks of the businesses who supply us, in order to investigate any complaints.
  • 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.

Our staff are encouraged to bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.

Our Performance

As part of monitoring the performance of ENS, we track the following general key performance indicators which are regularly assessed by our senior management team.

  • The percentage of suppliers who sign up to an appropriate code / provide their own modern slavery statements,
  • The level of modern slavery training and awareness amongst our office staff.

We carefully consider our indicators, in order to ensure that we do not put undue pressure on our suppliers that might increase the potential for risk.

Our Training

All of our staff receive training and support that is appropriate to their role.  In particular:

  • Our leadership team and/or senior managers have read this policy and it is discussed in relevant senior/manager meetings to raise awareness raising information around issues involving modern slavery and human trafficking, so that they can bring any concerns they have to the attention of directors.
  • All of our staff have read the policy and statement to raise 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. The policy and statement is reviewed annually and is on the agenda of staff and manager meetings.

ENS Modern Slavery Policy

 

If you would like to find out more about how ENS can help you with your recruitment, training or care needs please contact us on 01702 353100 or email info@ensgroup.co.uk

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What people are saying about ENS

ENS has been our sole agency provider for the past 8 years. During this time we have worked in partnership to establish an agency service that provides us with the assurance that ENS staff are flexible, highly trained and able to adapt to our working environment across all of our diverse services.
ENS has been able to support our services to a very high standard throughout our geographical locations. Key Performance Indicators often exceed agreed outcomes.
Our relationship with their senior team and operational supervisors is professional and open. We are assured that our long standing working relationship with ENS will continue.
To this end we would not hesitate to recommend ENS as an agency provider to support their organisation.

Director of Human Resources and Training – large Housing and Support charity based in London

We needed to fill two last minute vacancies with high quality teachers.  With this brief, Julie from ENS did not disappoint.  One candidate was from Canada and Julie ensured that the move over went as smoothly as possible both for the teacher and the school. 
What impressed me the most was how Julie listened to exactly what I required and so no time was wasted on my part, sifting through candidates who would not have been good enough for my school. I would highly recommend ENS to another school looking to fill their teacher vacancies.

Darren, Drapers Academy in Harold Hill

My daughter Lynda has enjoyed 24 hour care provided by ENS since July 2013. The care staff are all well trained & briefed as to her complex healthcare regime & are also very sociable. This is very important to Lynda who loves to talk &interact with them. They also manage her household budget, encourage her to participate in domestic tasks within her capabilities, & promote a healthy lifestyle. The administration of ENS is excellent & has ensured that Lynda has a regular rota of carers & that when stand ins are necessary that they have had shadow shifts with her.

MG

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the hard work and support you have offered our Foyer and Parent and Child Scheme in managing the placement of temporary staff.
We appreciate the level of consistency and continuity your staff have bought to the schemes and would not hesitate in recommending the services of ENS Recruitment.

Foyer Manager – Large Housing Association based in Southeast England