Our modern slavery statement

We have published our commitment to transparency over modern slavery

The Financial affairs of the Diocese of Liverpool are conducted by the Liverpool Diocesan Board of Finance (LDBF) which is Limited by guarantee - Registered in England No. 18301, Registered charity No 249740.

For the benefit of this document the legal entity LDBF will be referred to as The Diocese of Liverpool.

The Diocese of Liverpool is committed to being a Bigger Church making a Bigger Difference. We want to see more people knowing Jesus and more justice in the world. We are committed to challenge unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation.

The Diocese of Liverpool acknowledges its responsibility to comply with all principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”). This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Act.  It constitutes The Diocese of Liverpool’s slavery and human trafficking statement and policy statement for the financial year ended April 2019

It covers the activities of the Diocese of Liverpool and its wholly owned subsidiaries: The Liverpool Diocesan Educational Trust and the Good Funeral Company

Our Supply Chain

The Act applies not only to the Diocese of Liverpool employees but also to suppliers, sub-contractors and other business partners.  There is corporate commitment within The Diocese of Liverpool to legal compliance, ethical standards and fundamental human rights. 

The Diocese of Liverpool will not knowingly support or deal with any businesses involved in slavery or human trafficking. Procedures are in place aiming to minimize the risk of modern slavery in our supply chain and we encourage staff to report any concerns about modern slavery and child and forced labour.

We are assessing our supply chains and will remain vigilant in making decisions/collaborators by seeking confirmations and commitments as to the absence of these practices in their businesses.

We regularly review our procurement process and are in the process of developing specific measures and policies to ensure that our obligations under the Act are passed through our supply chain. 

A copy of this policy statement, a full copy of the Act and a simplified overview will be accessible to all employees electronically on the Diocese of Liverpool Intranet.  Should there be any questions or concerns as to the implementation of these requirement, please direct them to the Director of Finance.

If any staff are concerned that modern slavery or human trafficking is taking place in our business or supply chain they should raise their concerns to the Diocesan Secretary or immediate line manager.

This policy statement will be reviewed annually and published on the Diocese of Liverpool website.

This policy statement has been approved by the LDBF in May 2019

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