Decision details

Notice of Motion - Modern Slavery

Decision maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet considered the Notice of Motion on Modern Slavery, which had been moved by Councillor S Corcoran and seconded by Councillor A Harewood at the Council meeting on 26 July 2018 and referred to Cabinet for consideration.


Councillors Corcoran attended the meeting and spoke in support of the motion.




The Cabinet


1        note that Cheshire East Council has a Social Value Policy and a Sustainability Strategy Statement for Procurement purposes, the principles of which will be embedded into any commissioning and tendering process.  These will pick up the issue of modern slavery, transparency and equality in supply chains.  In addition, the ‘Supplier Questionnaire’ sent out with tenders, asks specific questions about Modern Slavery and bidders need to confirm that those in control of any organisation have not been convicted of any offences relating to the use of child labour or human trafficking.


2        that the Government is reviewing the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and therefore to adopt the Co-operative Party’s Charter at this stage would be premature in light of any potential revisions to the Act or related codes or charters.

Publication date: 11/10/2018

Date of decision: 09/10/2018

Decided at meeting: 09/10/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/10/2018

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