Modern Slavery Policy

Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2023

Harbour Healthcare

Harbour Healthcare is a family-run provider Harbour Healthcare has 21 care homes across England and South Wales. Harbour Healthcare also has a children’s service in North Wales.  Established as a family run care provider, Harbour Healthcare has grown considerably since we first began back in 2012. We now have homes in locations throughout England and Wales, delivering Residential, Nursing and Dementia care and we continue to grow.

Our company Values are Humility Accountability Achievement Passion Integrity

Our philosophy is actually quite simple: We strive to provide an excellent standard of care to our residents, treating them with complete dignity and respect. We like to call it, just simply good care.

Harbour Healthcare are dedicated to teamwork and excellence in resident care and service delivery. Harbour Healthcare promotes honesty, integrity, and openness in all that we do.

Together we are dedicated to enhancing the wellbeing of all, through quality, excellence and fun. Harbour Healthcare are responsible, accountable, respectful and effective care home providers and we pride ourselves on our vision ‘to be the care home of choice in the community.

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires commercial organisations operating in the UK to produce a slavery and human trafficking statement at the end of each financial year. This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for 2024. It demonstrates the steps we are taking and will continue to take, to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.

Harbour Healthcare has zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking in all its business dealings. We are also committed to the prevention of slavery and human trafficking, in all its forms. We will not tolerate or condone it within any part of our business or supply chain.

Due diligence of supply chains

We will liaise with our suppliers to request that they share with us their Slavery and Human Trafficking policy and to provide assurances that human trafficking and slavery do not exist in the supplier’s operations and supply chain. To request that they assure us that where suppliers work with a third party that they identify the overall risks of slavery and human trafficking in their supply chain. Whether suppliers conduct independent, unannounced audits of their operations and suppliers. Whether suppliers require their direct suppliers to certify that all materials incorporated into their final product were sourced, processed, and manufactured in compliance with the human trafficking and slavery laws of the country, or countries, in which they operate and to reassure us that whether management employees, particularly those in charge of supply chain management, have been trained to understand what slavery and human trafficking are and how to mitigate the risk of them in their respective supply chains.

Our Procurement policy continues to ensure that adequate procurement pricing and prompt payment is in place.

Policies and procedures

Our Grievance policy details how formal concerns can be raised and how they will be investigated and responded to.

Our Whistleblowing policy is in place and details the whistleblowing pathways that are   open to team members, should they have any concerns. Team members can raise concerns of any nature internally, via the Regional or our Senior leadership team.

Effective action taken to address modern slavery

There have been no disclosures or any identified instances of modern slavery within the Group to date.

We also conduct payroll checks, annually, to ensure that no team member is having their salary paid to someone else, against their wishes.

Harbour HealthCare’s policy and procedures that we have in place we are confident that disclosures should be made, we have appropriate systems and processes in place to ensure corrective action is taken promptly.


An information factsheet will be circulated to all team members, alongside the Home Office’s ‘Modern Slavery awareness and victim identification guidance’ booklet. This is on prominent display in the team area in each of our care homes and is checked during annual Compliance Audits. A copy is also available via our internal governance system.

We are introducing a modern slavery e-learning module. This training will be launched in late  2023.

This training covers:

  • The forms modern slavery can
  • The relevant
  • The signs line managers should look out
  • How concerns can be
  • Our organisational response to modern

This statement has been formally approved by the Board of Harbour Healthcare and signed by Andrew F Worsley