Decision details

East Sussex County Council's Modern Slavery Statement for the financial year ending 2022/2023

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To provide a progress update of East Sussex County Council’s Modern Slavery Statement to the Lead Member and to seek his signature of approval. The 2022/2023 statement relates to the steps taken by the Council during the financial year 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 to mitigate risks of modern slavery within its supply chains. Performance indicators are being developed as detailed in the statement and will be used to report on 2023/2024 activity.


37.1     The Deputy Leader and Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer.




37.2     The Deputy Leader and Lead Member RESOLVED to co-sign the Modern Slavery Statement together with the Chief Executive.




37.3     Although not yet formally mandated, the government has indicated that local authorities with an annual budget of more than £36 million should comply with the requirements of section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and publish a slavery and human trafficking statement. East Sussex County Council’s 2022/23 statement, as set out in Appendix 1 of the report, is designed to comply with this requirement.


Report author: Akilah Jardine

Publication date: 18/09/2023

Date of decision: 18/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 18/09/2023 - Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Effective from: 23/09/2023

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