We believe that modern slavery is a violation of fundamental human rights. There are various forms of this, and it generally deprives victims of their liberty and often involves financial exploitation.


Our definition of modern slavery includes:

  • Human trafficking
  • Child Slavery
  • Forced Labour
  • Domestic Servitude
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Forced Criminality
  • Forced Marriage
  • Organ Haversting
  • Being dehumanised, treated a commodity or being bought or sold as property
  • Being physically constrained or to have restriction placed on freedom of movement

We do not tolerate slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business, and we strive to ensure that it does not take place in our supply chains.


YMCA Brighton will not knowingly support or deal with any businesses involved in slavery or human trafficking.

We acknowledge our responsibility to comply with all principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and we are committed to taking proactive steps to identify, prevent and mitigate any actual or potential risks in these areas. This includes communications with our staff and clients and the ability to report concerns through our Code of Conduct, our Whistleblowing Policy and to external agencies.

If we become aware of any staff link to slavery or human trafficking or any other activity which is unethical, we will treat this very seriously, which may result in disciplinary action and dismissal or ceasing to work with Companies that provide us with goods, donations or services.


This statement is made pursuant to section 54 (Part 6) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It has been approved by the Board of Trustees and is signed by Sarah Johnston-Ellis, Chair of the Board – YMCA Brighton

Approved by: Sarah Johnston-Ellis

Chair of the Board – YMCA Brighton

Date Jan 2023