Last reviewed on 24 April 2023
Statutory/mandatory for: Academies Free schools

Find out if your trust requires a modern slavery act statement and what it should include.

What is a modern slavery act statement?

Under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, some organisations are required to publish an annual statement setting out the steps they've taken to make sure modern slavery is not taking place in their business or supply chains.

The government also recommends making statements from previous years available online.

This government guidance includes detailed definitions of modern slavery, but it's essentially subjecting anyone to servitude, forced or compulsory labour or human trafficking. 

Do we need one?

Academy trusts with an annual turnover of £36 million or more must publish a statement

Your 'turnover' includes:

  • Income and funding from every school in your trust
  • All funding streams and grants

Consider publishing a statement even if you're not required to

It's a good step to take to show that