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Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

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FCR Recruitment Limited is an independent recruitment agency that has been established since October 1994 within the North East of England and where the business trades under the name of First Choice Recruitment. We are holders of a Gangmaster licence (FCRR001).

FCR Recruitment Ltd are committed to ensuring that its staff and any workers it supplies (directly or indirectly) are not subject to behaviour or threats that may amount to modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and or similar human rights abuses.

We are also committed to ensuring our approach to tackling modern slavery in our own business and throughout our supply chains is consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We all have a responsibly to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain.

This statement sets out FCR Recruitment’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to the business and to ensure steps are maintained to prevent both slavery and human trafficking.

Our Business

FCR Recruitment Ltd is a specialist recruitment consultancy based in the North East of England, with locations in Middlesbrough and Sunderland and where the business trades under the name 'First Choice Recruitment'.

The business supplies a multitude of sectors including, Manufacturing, Transport & Warehousing, Construction, Engineering and Administration Staff to roles throughout the UK, but predominantly within the North East of England.

Our Policies

FCR Recruitment’s Modern Slavery Policy, along with our Corporate Social Responsibility, Anti-Bribery and Whistle-blowing policies reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.

Our Processes for Managing Risk

In order to assess the risk of modern slavery, we use the following processes:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas when considering taking on new suppliers and regularly review our existing supply chains.
  • Review the potential for risk at regular intervals, including the possibility of re-auditing a supplier or conducting spot checks.
  • Protect whistle blowers.

After due consideration, we have not identified any significant risks of modern slavery, forced labour, or human trafficking in our supply chain. However, we continue to be alert to the potential for problems.


The company requires all staff working within the business to complete training on modern slavery. This has taken place for all existing staff and new staff undertake the training during the first week of their employment with us. The company's modern slavery training covers:

  • how to assess the risk of slavery and human trafficking in relation to various aspects of the business, including resources and support available;
  • how to identify the signs of slavery and human trafficking;
  • what initial steps should be taken if slavery or human trafficking is suspected;
  • how to escalate potential slavery or human trafficking issues to the relevant parties within the organisation;
  • what external help is available, for example through the Modern Slavery Helpline, Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority and "Stronger Together" initiative

Awareness-raising programme

As well as training staff, the organisation has raised awareness of modern slavery issues by putting up 'Stronger Together' posters across the company's premises.

Our Commitment

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Companies slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year 1st June 2018 to 31st May 2019.

Robin Moore, Operations Director, June 2018