Sirona care & health CIC is working in partnership with Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Barnardo's and Off the Record.
We will continue to build on the excellent work already on-going in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire and will continue to work with Barnardo's. All of us are already well established and respected providers of community services locally.
Our approach is family centered, with the voice of the child and young person featuring strongly throughout everything we do. We believe in working in partnership with colleagues in primary and secondary care, public health, social care, education and the third sector to achieve the best outcome for every child.
Sirona care & health provides children's services in South Gloucestershire, Bristol and North Somerset. AWP provides child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in North Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire. The Riverside inpatient and day service for young people is being managed by Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) from 1 April 2016 for a period of one year, with expert advice from The Huntercombe Group. Riverside is being managed under a separate contract to the Community Children’s Health Partnership (CCHP), however AWP is working with CCHP to ensure a continued close relationship between the Riverside team and their CCHP colleagues. Barnardo’s is also continuing to support young people and families at Riverside.
Slavery & Trafficking - Our Statement
Who are we?
Sirona care & health is the prime provider for Community Children's Health Partnership (CCHP) and works in partnership with other providers to deliver health care to children, young people and their families across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
Sirona is a social enterprise which means we are driven by wanting to make a positive difference to people, we are a not-for-profit organisation which means any profit we do make is reinvested into services or communities so that together we can transform the ways we work for the benefit of all. Our services span across all age ranges from birth through to end-of-life and include people who may require short term support, those with long term conditions or people with a learning difficulty. We also provide support through residential and extra care facilities.
What is our approach?
As part of our wider social responsibility, our commitment to those who use our services and to our community is ensuring we publish a statement outlining any steps we have taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place.
Elimination of slavery and trafficking from our supply chains and our business is important to us as we recognise the significant role that we and others, providing health and care services, have to play to combat this form of abuse. We are as committed to this as we are in supporting and caring for victims of this 21st century crime.
What do we do?
All new employees have their identity and their right to work in the United Kingdom checked before they are able to start their role and our policies and procedures enable all staff to raise concerns about poor working practices.
We have a clear Raising Concerns policy ‘often referred to as whistleblowing’ which is in place to ensure that staff, volunteers or contractors working for or with us have a clear and open way of raising any concerns they may have and that they are confident to do so.
We will continue to identify, assess and monitor potential risk areas in terms of modern slavery and human trafficking, particularly in our supply chains by using our routine contract management meetings with our providers to address any issues around modern slavery and requesting evidence of supplier’s plans and arrangements to prevent slavery in their activities and their supply chain.
We ensure all staff have access to training on modern slavery and human trafficking and this is delivered within our safeguarding training.