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UK Recruiters and Labour Providers

UK Recruiters and Labour Providers

Labour providers and recruiters play a vital role in our economy, supplying the workforce that keeps industry operating. However, labour supply chains and the workers within them are vulnerable to hidden exploitation by third parties and organised criminal gangs who may infiltrate recruiters and labour providers management teams, their applicant pool, and even their clients.

These exploiters are well versed in the “tricks of the trade” to identify and control vulnerable jobseekers, placing them in conditions of debt bondage or forced labour for their own personal gain. Businesses are often unaware and may not be alert to the signs that this is occurring.

The Modern Slavery Act requires UK businesses over a certain size to disclose each year what action they have taken to ensure there is no modern slavery in their business or supply chains.

Stronger Together provides specialist, in-depth practical advice and resources for proactive measures labour providers and recruiters can take to address the risks of modern slavery and hidden labour exploitation in their own business and throughout their labour supply chains.

How to get started?

  1. Download our Tackling Modern Slavery in UK Businesses Toolkit and read the pragmatic guidance, good practice, and tools provided.
  2. Book on to one of our interactive training workshops to equip your business to tackle the risks of modern slavery and other hidden third-party exploitation. ALP members* and GLAA licensed labour providers receive a free delegate place** on open workshops – call 01276 919090 to book.
  3. Complete our free interactive Labour Provider/Recruitment Business Implementation Checklist to assess how prepared your business is and develop an action plan to deter, detect and deal with modern slavery risks.
  4. Register as a Business Partner to publicly demonstrate your commitment to tackling hidden labour exploitation. Registration is free and approved Business Partners receive annual Stronger Together Business Partner logos to use in their business materials.
  5. Book a Stronger Together Checklist Verification Assessment*** for an independent review of the progress your business has made to tackle the risks of modern slavery and other hidden third-party exploitation. Call 01276 919090 to book.

*Free place only valid if ALP Membership is in place at workshop date.

**This is one free place per organisation, not per workshop. Once you are registered on our website, please call 01276 919090 to book your free delegate place.

***These assessments are available to businesses of any size that want an independent assessment of their progress in implementing recommended best practice as per the Labour Provider/Recruitment Business Implementation Checklist. Depending on your individual requirements they can be delivered face-to-face or as a remote service and can include worker interviews.

Have a question? Please get in touch at, 01276 919090 or use the Contact Us form on our website.


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