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Council looks at contracts in Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings in a move to stamp out modern slavery

By Mercury reporter

South Kesteven District Council is set to review its contracting procedures in a bid to stamp out ‘modern slavery.’

Councillors will decide on the move at a meeting of the Communities and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Committee on February 12. It follows the issue being raised by Deepings Labour councillor Phil Dilks in September. Then, SKDC promised to “do everything in its power to eradicate this.”

Members also resolved to work with contractors, police, HM Revenue and Customs. SKDC also requested the committee to review its existing commitments. A council report said SKDC has responsibilities to safeguard vulnerable people, report concerns, and ensure no modern slavery in its supply chains.

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