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Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement


This statement is made on behalf of the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) pursuant to the section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and comprises our slavery and human trafficking statement. Although NDTi is not subject to the criteria which creates an obligation to publish a statement in this respect, we believe that it is both appropriate and in line with our values as an organisation to do so.

This is NDTi’s first statement issued under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It outlines the steps we will take as a business to identify and prevent slavery and human trafficking in our own operations and supply chains. We understand our responsibilities and are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.

Our organisation

NDTi are a social change organisation that has been working for over 25 years with communities, governments and public services to enable people at risk of exclusion, due to age or disability, to live the life they choose.

We achieve this through 3 specific areas:

  • Our change and development work
  • Research and evaluation
  • Best practice resources and publications

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NDTi supply chains

NDTi has direct relationships with several UK based suppliers offering a wide range of services. Our supply chains include out placement of IT and payroll services and sub-contracting of freelance associates and partner organisations.

Our policies on slavery and human trafficking

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. This Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our business and in our supply chains. Accompanying this is our Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblowing) Policy which provides a system for our employees to escalate slavery and human trafficking issues and breaches of our policies. Policies are reviewed annually.

Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking

As part of our initiative to identify, monitor and mitigate against industry risk, business transaction risk and risk in the countries in which we operate, we nominate senior representatives of NDTi’s Business Management Team, who in turn report to NDTi’s Board on Risk on a quarterly basis via the Chief Executive and Director of Resources.

We have in place policies and systems across our business; our trading partners; and our supply chains to:

  • Identify inappropriate employment practices
  • Identify, assess and monitor other potential risk areas
  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring
  • Protect whistle-blowers; and
  • Investigate reports of Modern Slavery

Supplier adherence to our values and ethics

NDTi has zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we operate in line with principles of responsible sourcing, including paying employees at the prevailing minimum wage applicable within their relevant country of operations.

Next steps

  • Develop a Supplier Code of Conduct we also require our business partners to provide regular and relevant training to their staff and suppliers and providers
  • Ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business, in our supply chains and in our partners, we provide relevant in-house training to our staff.
  • Raise awareness of the Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and Supplier Code of Conduct with our employees and suppliers


This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes NDTi’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31.03.2023.

Contact Office

Bath (Registered Office)

National Development Team for Inclusion
4 Queen Street

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