Modern Slavery Policy


This statement is made pursuant to s54 of the Modern Slavery Act2015 and sets out the steps that
Parkwood leisure Holdings has taken, and is continuing to take, to make sure that Modern slavery or
human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain during the year ending 31
Dec 2023.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Parkwood
leisure Holdings has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to
acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective
systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within
the business or our supply chain.

Our Structure, Business & Supply Chains

Parkwood Leisure Holdings Limited, registered in England and Wales No: 08923607, owns Parkwood
Leisure and Parkwood Community Leisure.
Parkwood Leisure, associated Companies and partners specialises in the development and operation
of leisure facilities on behalf of Local Authority clients. Since our formation in 1995 we have grown
considerably, managing a diverse range of sites throughout the country. Today we are one of the most
experienced providers of Leisure Management in the UK employing over 3,600 members of staff.
The procurement activities carried out by Parkwood Leisure Holdings Ltd mainly relate to repairs and
maintenance, equipment, cleaning, utilities and catering, with UK and EU sourced labour. We work
with a variety of suppliers from large corporations to subcontractors and small local suppliers
providing a wide range of products and services.The majority of our suppliers are based in the UK.

Our policies on slavery and human trafficking

Parkwood Leisure Holdings Limited is aware of our responsibilities service users, employees and
The local communities and expects all suppliers working with Parkwood Leisure Holdings Ltd to
adhere to the same ethical principles.
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. Our Internal policies replicate our commitment to acting
ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.
Currently all awarded suppliers sign up to our terms and conditions of contract which contain a
provision around Good Industry Practice to ensure each supplier’s commitment to anti-slavery and
human trafficking in their supply chains; and that they conduct their businesses in a manner that is
Consistent Parkwood Leisure Holdings Limited’s anti-slaverypolicy. In addition,an increasing number
of suppliers are implementing the Labour Standards Assurance System (LSAS) as a condition of
contract for tenders within high risk sectors and product categories and indeed this has been
referenced in the Government’s Modern Slavery Strategy. Many aspects of the LSAS align to the
seven reporting areas that the Government has outlined and should appear within any slavery and
human trafficking statement.
Parkwood Leisure Holdings Limited
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical
and transparent manner. These include:
1. Recruitment policy. We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to
work in the UK checks for all directly employed staff, and agencies on approved
Frameworks are audited to provide assurance that pre-employment clearance has been
obtained for agency staff, to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to
work against their will.
2. Equal Opportunities. We have a range of controls to protect staff from poor treatment
and/or exploitation, which comply with all respective laws and regulations. These include
provision of fair pay rates, fair terms and conditions of employment, and access to training
and development opportunities.
3. Safeguarding policies. We adhere to the principles inherent within both our safeguarding
children and adults policies. These are compliant with the Parkwood Leisure Holdings Limited
agreements and provide clear guidance so that our employees are clear on how to raise safeguarding
concerns about how colleagues or people receiving our services are being treated, or about
practices within our business or supply chain.
4. Whistleblowing policy. We operate a whistleblowing policy so that all employees know that
they can raise concerns about how colleagues or people receiving our services are being
Treated,or about practices within our business or supply chain,without fear of reprisals.
5. Standards of business conduct. This code explains the manner in which we behave as an
organisation and how we expect our employees and suppliers to act.
Our approach to procurement and our supply chain includes:

  • Ensuring that our suppliers are carefully selected through our robust supplier selection

  • Requiring that the main contractor provides details of its sub-contractor(s) to enable the Trust
    to check their credentials.

  • Randomly request that the main contractor provide details of its supply chain

  • Ensuring invitation to tender documents contain a clause on human rights issues

  • Ensuring invitation to tender documents also contains clauses giving the Trust the right to
    terminate a contract for failure to comply with labour laws

  • Using the standard SupplierSelectionQuestionnaire (SQ)that has been introduced (which
    includes a section on Modern Day Slavery)

Trust staff must contact and work with the Procurement department when looking to work with new
suppliers so appropriate checks can be undertaken.
Supplier adherence to our values. We are zero tolerant to slavery and human trafficking and thereby
expect all our direct and indirect suppliers/contractors to follow suit.
Where it is verified that a subcontractor has breached the child labour laws or human trafficking,
then this subcontractor will be excluded in accordance with Regulation 57 of the Public Contracts
Regulations 2015. The Trust will require that the main contractor substitute a new subcontractor.


Registration Number - 08923607
Registered Address - The Stables Duxbury Park,
Duxbury Hall Road, Chorley, England, PR7 4AT 2
Parkwood Leisure Holdings Limited
Advice and training about modern slavery and human trafficking is available to staff through our
mandatory safeguarding children and adults training programmes, our safeguarding policies and
procedures, and our safeguarding leads. It is also discussed at our compulsory staff induction
We are looking at ways to continuously increase awareness within our organisation, and to ensure a
High level of understanding of the risks involved with modern slavery and human trafficking in our
supply chains and in our business.

Our performance indicators

We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/orhuman
trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:

  • No reports are received from our staff, the public,or law enforcement agencies to indicate that
    modern slavery practices have been identified.

Responsibility & Implementation

The company directors and senior management take responsibility for implementing the Modern
Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and this statement and its objectives and shall provide
adequate resources and investment to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place
within the organisation and within its supply chains.
A full copy of the Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy is accessible to all employees
electronically or can be obtained from the HR department upon request. This policy statement will be
reviewed annually and published.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Parkwood
Leisure’s Slavery and Human Trafficking statement for the financial year ended 31 December 2023. It
has been approved by its Board of Directors.

Signed……W.Giles Rawlinson………
Position - Commercial & Finance Director, Parkwood Leisure Ltd
December 2022
Parkwood Leisure Holdings Limited
Registration Number - 08923607
Registered Address - The Stables Duxbury Park,
Duxbury Hall Road, Chorley, England, PR7 4AT

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