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Human Rights Statement

PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS AT MOMENTUM SCOTLAND: A HUMAN RIGHTS STATEMENT
Momentum Scotland operates in the UK and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rehab Group, an international charitable organisation headquartered in Ireland. Momentum Scotland incorporates various subsidiaries, currently operating as Haven Products Ltd and Momentum Care.
Momentum Scotland supports and promotes its responsibilities to respect human rights. This is embedded into our organisational VALUES which underpin all we do, shape who we are and how we work with one another, in our organisation and in the community:

Advocacy: Challenge exclusion and promote inclusion
Quality: Strive for excellence in all aspects of our work
Dignity: Respect the unique worth of every person (that includes people who access our services, families, employees and volunteers)
Justice: Act with integrity, honesty, commitment and accountability in everything we do to ensure equity, fairness and transparency
Team Work: Foster an environment that encourages change, growth, trust in our organisation and in partnership with others, working together as one Rehab team.

Our responsibilities to the fundamental principles of human rights apply to:
the people who use our services and their communities our employees our relationships with our business customers and supply chains the way the organisation operates within the wider society through advocacy and relationships with government and third sector bodies.

What are Human Rights?
Human Rights are the universal rights that every human being is entitled to enjoy and to have protected. They are most appropriately defined as those rights that require us to treat others as we ourselves would want to be treated, and which protect us — as individuals and groups — from abuses of power. We have adopted a series of human rights principles across all business sectors:

General Principles
We are committed to performing our business to the highest standard of ethics and in accordance with our values.
We are open and fair in dialogue with all our stakeholders and commit to communicate effectively and courteously with external parties.
Our primary guiding references to support these principles are the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

We adhere to Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights: the right not to be subjected to torture, inhuman or degrading treatment. We regard human dignity as being at the core of this right. As an organisation contracted to provide services to protect vulnerable adults we adhere to our responsibilities under Article 3 to protect individuals from abuse or neglect.

Momentum Scotland is committed to ensuring that our policies, procedures and working practices are regularly reviewed to ensure that we respect human rights in all of our activities. We expect the same commitment from those with whom we do business with.
Within our divisions and locations of operation, Momentum Scotland supports the relevant principles and standards for care and for safeguarding vulnerable adults.
Our current compliance to the fundamental principles of human rights is governed through the operation of the following policies and procedures which operate variously across our divisions and services:
Human Resource Management
Corporate Affairs
Health and Safety
Quality and Compliance
Fundraising
Training & Employment
Finance
Property
Transport
Enterprises
Information & Technology

Where relevant this governance is support through the adoption of Quality Management Systems.
As a guide, the following policies and procedures are in place to support the Organisation to recognise, support and promote human rights:
Anti-bribery
Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking
Child protection
Complaints and Compliments
Conflict of Interest
Consent
Corporate Social Responsibility

Data Protection
Research and Ethics
Safeguarding
Service User Confidentiality
Service User Diversity
Whistleblowing
Admissions
Communicating with Families
Communications
Discharge and Temporary Absence
Management of Work Related Violence and Aggression
Managing Behaviours that Challenge
Monitoring and Recording Service User Nutrition
Needs Assessment
Person Centred Planning
Personal Development Sexuality and Relationships (People who use our services)
Personal Intimate Care
Positive Behaviour Support
Provision of Information to Service Users
Roman Catholic Education for Children in Residential Care
Restricted Practices
Self-Harm
Visitors
Volunteering
Absence Management
Adoptive Leave
Annual Leave
Bereavement Leave
Capability
Carer’s Leave
Civil Partnership Marriage Leave
Code of Conduct for Employees
Dignity in the Workplace
Diversity and Inclusion
Grievance e Maternity Leave
Parental Leave
Paternity Leave
Recruitment and Selection

Sean Gill
Senior HR Business Partner