The School of Information Risk Management (SIRM) is the trading name of Numerica Risk Management and Consulting Ltd. The company registration number is 09031204 and our UKPRN is 10057622. SIRM is training provider and offers courses in IT, cybersecurity, management and a range of other disciplines.
This statement sets out our commitment to ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking involved in our business activities or within our supply chain. This statement relates to actions and activities during the year starting 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019.
SIRM is absolutely committed to the fair, equal and legal treatment of every individual who interacts with the College. The Modern Slavery Act (2015) requires organisations to set out in each financial year how they take steps to prevent the exploitation of individuals via slavery and human trafficking
Procedures – due diligence
SIRM operates several processes and procedures that ensure that modern slavery and/or people trafficking are not taking place.
Employment: candidates are asked to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK, employment checks are made, and a DBS check is also made. Recruitment agencies will also be vetted to ensure that they have a Modern Slavery and People Trafficking policy that is effectively in place. Market-related pay is standard and other benefits such as pensions are also offered. All staff and tutors are provided with contracts which advise them of their entitlements, benefits and rights. Consultants, agents and other education representatives will also be required to provide evidence of their right to operate legally in the UK. Our recruitment, procurement and contracts processes are designed to be transparent and aim to prevent illegal working. During the induction process, new staff are provided with all of SIRM’s policies and statements and required to make themselves familiar with these documents.
Students: normally our students are not at work and if they are in employment this is completely separate from their studies with SIRM.
Apprentices: we will liaise with employers to ensure that they provide apprentices with a written contract of employment and we encourage them to offer a fair rate of pay, at least the minimum apprenticeship pay rate.
Supply chain: as a training provider we don’t specifically have a supply chain as such except that we do source educational and office resources. We do vet our suppliers in these instances. If a supplier cannot confirm a warranty they will be removed from SIRM’s procurement process until they can demonstrate compliance with modern slavery obligations.
Tutors: our tutors are contracted to deliver training or education and they have issued a written contract in advance of supplying their services. This contract is mutually agreed. We also ensure that they have the right to work in the UK.
Partners: we will always check that they have a Modern Slavery statement in place and adhere to fair practices.
Our policy on modern slavery and people trafficking:
For further information on modern slavery: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/modern-slavery
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain or in our business. However, as we have a very limited supply chain we do not consider that we operate in a particularly high-risk area. This evaluation will be continued to be monitored on an annual basis.