Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
Modern slavery is a hidden crime in which people are exploited for criminal gain and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes the form of:
Forced work, through mental or physical threat;
Being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse of 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.
There were an estimated 40 million people in slavery globally in 2019 and 10,000 –13,000 potential victims in the UK, however many victims are not identified or reported. The common factors are that a victim is, or is intended to be, used or exploited for someone else’s (usually financial) gain, without respect for their human rights. The perpetrators seeking to take advantage of them could be private individuals, running small businesses or part of a wider organised crime network. At The Dell, we consider our exposure to slavery/human trafficking to be very limited.
We will work to ensure that all our suppliers have similar, appropriate awareness and approaches to slavery and forced labour and we will act on all related concerns that may arise involving any member of our school community.
More information on modern slavery and human trafficking can be found on the National Crime Agency website and at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/modern-slavery-awareness-booklet
You can read our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy on the Policy page within the 247 Office section of our website.
If you are affected by modern slavery or you know someone who is, please contact one of the following designated members of our team here at The Dell.
DESIGNATED PERSON FOR SAFEGUARDING - Steve King, Headteacher
DEPUTY DESIGNATED PERSON FOR SAFEGUARDING – Mark Adams, Deputy Headteacher
OTHER SAFEGUARDING LEAD - Hannah Adams (Curriculum and Pedagogy / ALN Lead)
OTHER SAFEGUARDING LEAD - Matthew Nicholas (Assessment and Progress Lead)
GOVERNOR WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR SAFEGUARDING – Ray Jones
MONMOUTHSHIRE CC SAFEGUARDING IN EDUCATION LEAD OFFICER - Heather Heaney
If you have a concern about a pupil's safety or wellbeing talk to the Designated Person above or if this is not possible call Monmouthshire County Council's Child Duty Desk on 01633 635669 (24 hrs)