Modern Slavery Assessment

This one-day service supports your business to understand the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act, evaluating activity already underway and advising you on any improvements needed.

Who is the accreditation for?

This one-day service supports your business to understand the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act, evaluating activity already underway and advising you on any improvements needed.

If your business has a global turnover of £36m or above and carries out business activities in the UK, the Modern Slavery Act requires you to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement every year. The statement must set out the steps your business has taken to ensure modern slavery is not taking place in your operations or supply chains.

What is modern slavery?

Modern Slavery is a term that encompasses the crimes of slavery, servitude, forced labour, and human trafficking. Effectively, it describes any situation where a victim is deprived of their freedom for another person’s gain. There is a risk of forced labour or trafficking taking place anywhere in your business or supply chains where typically young or unskilled workers, migrants or displaced persons could be vulnerable to exploitation. This might be in product supply chains from raw materials to final production factories, or in contract services, such as cleaning agencies, catering or distribution.

The benefits of assessment 

  • Supports key personnel in your business to understand the requirements of the legislation
  • Evaluates the steps your business has already taken to mitigate modern slavery risks
  • Provides your businesses with a draft slavery and human trafficking statement for you to edit as well as a report with recommended next steps to help safeguard your business
  • Your business can respond to customer expectation to manage human rights in your operations and supply chains

Additional services 

We can also provide additional support to your business to help strengthen your approach to managing modern slavery risks and promoting better conditions for workers in your supply chain. This includes strategy and policy development, designing and implementing due diligence procedures, training, programme management, and stakeholder engagement.

Assessment Types

Assessment Types:

Centre for Assessment offers three levels of assessment and certification for the Cyber Essentials scheme. Each assessment type offers different benefits and is applicable to a wide range of companies and industries.

Cyber Essentials Basic:

Cyber Essentials Basic is a self-assessment driven scheme, whereby applicants review their IT infrastructure via an application document. Once completed, this is then returned to Centre for Assessment for review. This scheme is recommended for smaller businesses looking for entry-level cyber protection compliance.
Cost: £300.00 + VAT 

Cyber Essentials Plus:

Cyber Essentials Plus offers a much more comprehensive assessment, whereby applicants complete and return a more in-depth application document, which assesses IT infrastructure in greater detail. This assessment type also involves penetration testing, mobile device testing and on-site assessment by an ACE registered assessor, who will access the required network and test for any weaknesses or vulnerabilities that may not have been previously found. A full, comprehensive report is then given to the client to highlight findings during the assessment, and any improvements that need to be made to ensure quality Cyber Security. This is then reviewed by the assessor and certification can then be awarded pending results.
Cost: £2,500.00 + VAT

Cyber Essentials Plus EXTRA: Centre for Assessment are pleased to offer our newest Cyber Essentials Plus EXTRA scheme. The new EXTRA scheme covers all the important details of both the Basic and Plus levels of assessment, however, this also includes a full pre-assessment evaluation of client systems, which is then fully reported on. We then work with clients to help improve and manage systems from the findings of the pre-assessment and help to ensure that any issues are rectified. Once satisfied, you would then be assessed under the scheme rules, following the same process as Cyber Essentials PLUS. If for any reason the standard is not met, this level of assessment will also cover a FREE re-assessment to ensure that clients are given ampler opportunities to ensure that their systems meet the scheme rules. This is recommended for companies that are looking to ensure that they meet the standard with as much support and information as available.
Cost: £3,250.00 + VAT

Assessment Comparison

Accreditation Process
  1. Contact Centre for Assessment to discuss which version of the Standard is right for your organisation.
  2. Complete application form.
  3. Return form, highlighting the package required.
  4. Application is then sent off for assessment.
  5. Pending results, certificates are sent both physically and digitally.
  6. Client receives branding guidelines for marketing use.
  7. Added to register of accredited Cyber Essentials companies.
Accreditation Support
  • We have ACE registered technicians available during office hours to help advise and support clients through the application process.

  • We run a range of in-house training and attend exhibitions throughout the year, making us available for clients to learn more about the requirements.

  • We have a huge network of Cyber Essentials consultants available to offer support for clients who are anything from technophobes to experts.

  • We have FAQ documents, as well as Business Development Executives available to help support any questions you may have.
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Application process

To get started with Cyber Essentials, please complete the application form below and email to the Centre for Assessment Team.

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