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Modern Slavery Policy

Opening statement from senior management

Dawsons (“Dawsons Music”) is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within its business, and to communicating this policy throughout its supply chain.

Structure of the organisation

Dawsons (“Dawsons Music”) with the registered number 12587114, is registered at 7Xenon House, 10 School Lane, Didsbury, Manchester, United Kingdom, M20 6RD.

Commercial activities are principally the retail supply and delivery of specialist musical instruments and equipment related to the sectors which we service.

Scope of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

The Act defines modern slavery as “slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour” and “human trafficking” (Modern Slavery). The Act requires commercial organisations operating in the UK (i.e. that supply goods or services from or to the UK) and have a global turnover above £36 million, to publish a statement each financial year, which sets out the steps they have taken to ensure there is no Modern Slavery in their business or supply chains.

As part of our commitment to combating Modern Slavery, we have formulated this policy:

Our due diligence processes

Because of the skilled nature of the employment positions we offer, we consider the risk of Modern Slavery existing within our business to be low. Our focus is therefore on ensuring that people we recruit to our organisation have a right to work here and are doing so of their own volition.

We operate a right to work check system, as detailed below:

This check ensures that we are compliant with the Immigration Act 2016, but also reduces the risk of employing a person who is the victim of forced or compulsory labour.

Our supply chain

To deliver our services, we work with a range of suppliers. The contractual terms and conditions that we put in place with our suppliers are being updated to include clauses that forbid the use of slavery and human trafficking.


General awareness training is provided via an e-learning course available online and this training forms part of every new employee’s induction process.


We have a Whistleblowing policy and all staff are informed of their responsibility to voice any concerns to our HR Manager, who will deal with these concerns in the strictest confidentiality.

Board Approvals

This Policy is reviewed by the Board of Directors on an annual basis.

Responsibility for Policy

Board of Directors.

Responsibility for Implementation

All employees at Dawsons (“Dawsons Music”)