Modern Slavery Statement

Modern Slavery Statement

Updated June 2022

Futureheads Recruitment Ltd is committed to eliminating modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses

Futureheads Recruitment Ltd is committed to ensuring that its staff and any workers it supplies (directly or indirectly) are not subject to behaviour or threats that may amount to modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses.

Futureheads Recruitment Ltd provides appropriate training and awareness information for all of its staff. In particular, all of our staff receive 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

Any staff and workers are strongly encouraged to report any concerns or suspicions that they might have to the Senior Leadership team, including the Founders of the business.

Reports surrounding these issues are taken extremely seriously by the senior leadership team, who are committed to ensuring that all investigations shall be prompt and effective. If our investigations reveal any issues, we are committed to taking appropriate action, including but not limited to:

  • Working with the appropriate organisations to improve standards
  • Removing that organisation from our preferred supplier list
  • Passing details to appropriate law enforcement bodies
As part of our efforts in this area, we publish a modern slavery statement on an annual basis.

We would also recommend reading this in conjunction with our other policies, including our Corruption and Anti-Bribery Policy and the Whistleblowing Policy.

This policy was adopted on 20th December 2017 after being agreed upon by our Board of Directors and it is reviewed annually.

Modern Slavery Statement
Updated January 2023 

This statement is made as part of Futureheads’ commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act). It summarises how Futureheads operate, 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.

Our Business

We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking within our business and supply chain. 

We provide introduction services and supply permanent and temporary workers in the digital sector, across different disciplines (Design & UX, Engineering/Technical, Product & Project Management) as well as embedded recruitment solutions under our brand SyncD. We are members of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

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 workseekers are supplied via other businesses, who facilitate providing them to the eventual hiring company.

Our Policies

We have a modern slavery policy which is available on request/as above.

In addition, we have the following policies which incorporate ethical standards for our staff:

  • Corruption and Anti-Bribery Policy
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement and Goals
  • Environmental Policy
  • Equal, Opportunities Policy
  • Quality Assurance Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Employee Code of Conduct
  • Whistleblowing Policy
  • Disciplinary, dismissal and grievance procedures
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Our policies are established by our senior leadership team, based on advice from HR professionals, industry best practice and legal advice, and in consultation with APSCo. We review our policies on a regular basis to adapt to changes.

Our Processes for Managing Risk

In order to assess the risk of modern slavery, 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.

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

Our Training

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human traffickingin our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our staff where relevant.

This statement is published in accordance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and was approved by the board of directors on 20th December 2017, updated Jan 2023.