Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement


This statement has been published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

It sets out the steps Somerset Education Alliance LTD (SEA LTD)  Limited has taken to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains.

This statement is made as part of Somerset Education Alliance LTD (SEA LTD) commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act). It summarises how Somerset Education Alliance LTD (SEA LTD) operates, the policies and processes in place to minimise the possibility of any problems, any risks we have identified and how we monitor them, and how we train our staff.

About us

Somerset Education Alliance LTD (SEA LTD) operates in the Education Sector and services schools across the South West of England region. We are committed to eliminating modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses.

Somerset Education Alliance LTD (SEA LTD) is committed to ensuring that it’s 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 similar human rights abuses.

We are proud of our strength in compliance, and we are a “trade body” member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (“REC”).



We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner.

These are the following:

Recruitment and selection policy: We conduct checks on all prospective employees to verify that they are eligible to work in the UK. Certain roles require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where employees may be working with vulnerable people.

Supplier Code of Conduct:

We operate this policy to ensure our suppliers operate in full compliance with the laws, rules and regulations of the countries in which they operate, and to seek similar commitments across their own supply chain

Whistleblowing Policy:

We operate this policy so that employees are able to raise concerns about how staff are being treated or practices within our business or our supply chains without fear of reprisal

Staff Code of Conduct:

We are committed to the fair treatment of all staff. Our staff code of conduct reflects our core values and expected behaviours. The code of conduct makes it clear that we have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery

Procurement Policy:

We want to make sure that potential suppliers are committed to ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within their own supply chains. Our procurement policy and supporting procedures set out controls and checks undertaken to help verify this

Safeguarding Policy:

This policy highlights the potential risks of modern slavery and human trafficking, including how to identify signs of exploitation and how to report concerns

Due Diligence

We have in place systems to:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains;
  • Audit existing and prospective suppliers;
  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains; and
  • Protect whistle blowers.

This statement was approved by the Director of Somerset Education Alliance LTD (SEA LTD) on 12/08/2022 and is made pursuant to the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It is reviewed annually.