This statement has been published in accordance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Although UKAT’s turnover is below £36m, which would require a statement under that Act, the Board of Trustees has decided to issue a statement demonstrating UKAT’s commitment to preventing modern slavery in its business and supply chains.  

UKAT has a zero-tolerance policy towards acts of modern slavery and human trafficking and will not accept any such action or the toleration of any such action from its employees, volunteers, partners, and suppliers.  

About UKAT 

UK Advising and Tutoring (UKAT) is a registered charity, charity number 1185020. It has a board of 9 trustees and a volunteer community of 80 volunteers.  

UKAT’s work 

UKAT exists to promote student success by advancing the field of student advising and tutoring. It does so by providing resources, guidance, professional development, and supporting the dissemination of research. UKAT works with its members, higher education institutions, and students.  

Action to prevent modern slavery 

UKAT has reviewed its own business, supply chains, and funding recipients to help identify where there is a risk of supporting modern slavery. The Board of Trustees has nominated one of its members to undertake this review on an annual basis. 


In the last financial year, UKAT employed 3 staff. Our recruitment procedures follow Government best practices, and we ensure that we have confirmed the eligibility of staff to work in the United Kingdom, have a safeguarding policy through which concerns can be raised, and ensure that the Board of Trustees has scrutiny over recruitment processes.  

Recipients of UKAT funding 

UKAT disbursed no grant funding in the last financial year. Where it applies, funding recipients are expected to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. 

Our supply chains 

As a small charitable organisation, UKAT’s supply chains are limited. Most of our suppliers are based in the United Kingdom, and having reviewed the nature of our suppliers, we have concluded that the risk of modern slavery in our supply chains is relatively low. Few to none of our direct purchases come from global industries where there is a high risk of modern slavery, for example, extraction or agriculture. However, we will continue to take proportionate and beneficial steps to monitor our supply chains to ensure that we deal with reputable companies with appropriate processes to monitor and report on their own supply chain activities. We will check suppliers to ensure they are not on a sanctions list and, where possible, that they have their own ethical and safeguarding policies. 

Training and awareness 

In order to demonstrate our commitment to tackling modern slavery, we will communicate this statement to our staff and volunteers. Staff and volunteers who have any concerns can raise these through our safeguarding policy. Staff and volunteers will also be directed through this statement to resources on learning more about combatting and reporting modern slavery, specifically: 

Key performance indicators 

UKAT will have demonstrated its commitment to this statement by: 

  • Undertaking an annual review of the statement on modern slavery;
  • Reporting and monitoring all modern slavery concerns raised via the Safeguarding Officer and Safeguarding Policy;
  • Ensuring that staff and volunteers have been provided with links to resources to understand modern slavery.


This statement will be reviewed in July 2025.