Trinity College London is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within its business and supply chain. We also expect the same high standards from our contractors, suppliers and other business partners.

Structure of the organisation

Trinity College London is an international exam board providing qualifications in the English language and the performing arts in approximately 70 countries worldwide. In the relevant financial year, we had 275 employees and an annual turnover of £54.712m.

In order to deliver our exams and assessments, we work with a network of service providers, including national and area representatives, and registered exam centres (schools, private colleges, universities and other educational bodies). Other key service providers include our recruitment agencies, printers and distributors, data processors, travel agents and professional advisers.


As part of our commitment to combating modern slavery, we have in force the following policies and procedures:

  1. Modern Slavery Policy
  2. Whistleblowing Policy
  3. Policy and Procedure on Reporting Malpractice 
  4. Recruitment Procedure
  5. Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy & Code of Practice

Our policies and procedures are designed to:

  • establish and assess areas of potential risk in our business and supply chains
  • monitor potential risk areas
  • reduce the risk of occurrence
  • provide adequate protection for whistleblowers

We make sure our suppliers are aware of our policies and procedures and adhere to the same high standards as our own staff.

Due diligence

As part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring within our supply chains, we have sent questionnaires to, or checked the modern slavery statements of, key suppliers to ascertain what steps they are taking to combat modern slavery.

Risk and compliance

We do not consider that we operate in a high risk sector. Nevertheless, we will continually monitor our supply chain as part of our regular inspection cycle and terminate contracts if instances of modern slavery come to light.


We will be using key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how successful we have been in ensuring that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains. We will know the effectiveness of the steps we are taking if no reports are received from employees, the public or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.

Continuing Actions

We will continue to expand the reach of our training for our staff and network of representatives in how to identify modern slavery and human trafficking.

Employees and contractors are encouraged to identify and report any potential breaches of our Modern Slavery Policy.

Approval of this statement

This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Trinity College London’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year commencing 1 April 2016 and ending 31 March 2017. It was approved by the Board of Directors on 7 February 2018.

Mike Hildesley

Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Trinity College London

Date: 6 February 2019

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