The Charity Commission has issued an alert to charities reminding them of the need to immediately report serious incidents, as the regulator feels such situations are currently under reported.
If trustees fail to act responsibly in relation to an incident, including failing to report, or not reporting promptly when the incident occurred, the commission said it may consider this to be mismanagement and take regulatory action
North West Air Ambulance is increasing the capability of its employees with support from training firm Clearer Thoughts and the Skills for Growth Bank
The Treasury is seeking views on what the public would like to see in this year’s Autumn Statement. In a notice today, Treasury invited charities, businesses, and members of the public to submit views on the statement, which is set to be delivered on 03 December
Youth leadership charity Changemakers has merged into the Foyer Federation from today. Announcing the merger, Foyer Federation said the relationship between the two charities has strengthened since they first collaborated in 2009
The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Aid and Peace Trust amid “growing concerns” about the management of the charity and the on-going risks to charitable funds
New research from the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations highlights that the Government is failing charities and social enterprises who aim to expand, and that social organisations must themselves change if they are to deliver more public services
The Rotherham report indicates the depth of pain and abuse that children and young people have experienced and the challenge faced by professionals to recognise and tackle child sexual exploitation (CSE) says The Ann Craft Trust (ACT)
The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Ummah Welfare Foundation, registered charity number 1150190. The charity has objects to relieve poverty and sickness and advance education throughout the world by the provision of services
UK businesses and individuals who are solving social problems will be celebrated in October at the first-ever Social Investment Awards, backed by the Cabinet Office and RBS
Politicians from all parties should pledge to turn around the nation’s most deprived social housing estates within the next decade, says a leading think-tank. In a new report, The Estate We’re In, leading think tank Policy Exchange argues that the condition of many of Britain’s social housing estates is nothing short of a national embarrassment. The paper says that the results of decades of neglect and ghettoization have led to acute social problems that are entrenched and generational including: lone parents with low educational attainment and poor parenting skills; child neglect and domestic violence; low levels of employment; and the rise of gang warfare and knife crime.
Tributes and messages have been pouring in for Stephen Lloyd, much loved and respected former Senior Partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite, who has died following a boating accident on holiday in Wales this week. Friends, colleagues, clients and those who simply admired his work, benefited from his advice or perhaps heard him speak at one of his many public engagements have been praising Stephen’s expertise, dynamism, creative intellect, wisdom, leadership, sense of fun and commitment to good causes. Stephen headed BWB’s charity and social enterprise department for many years before becoming senior partner.
Sector leadership groups, at both national and local levels, have failed to protect voluntary services groups and their users and communities from the damaging changes of the last decade. This is the broad conclusion of two Inquiry reports released today. The position and role of national infrastructure bodies concerning the cuts to and privatisation of public services. The first report looks at the record of six national infrastructure organisations (ACEVO, NAVCA, NCVO, Locality, Clinks and Homeless Link) and the positions they have taken in relation to cuts and the privatisation of public services.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne today confirmed the list of uniformed youth groups to benefit from the £10 million Uniformed Youth Social Action Fund. The winners have been announced following a competitive grant process that aims to increase by 15,000 the number of places available for young people to join uniformed youth groups across the UK. This project is being funded from LIBOR fines pot which has been raised from banks for misdemeanours and attempted manipulation of financial markets.
Trustees came under the spotlight last year because of their reluctance to defend
the salaries of their chief executives. The sector has since offered trustees opportunities to learn from the experience. It is an opportunity they must take, argues Andrew Holt
Tris Lumley takes the reader on an in-depth journey analysing impact
leadership, arguing that impact starts with leadership
Andrew Holt searches through the maze that is the Big Society for meaning
Contrasting sector evidence suggests the fundraising environment is tougher than it has ever been while other data suggests it is indeed tough but equally ripe with opportunity. Hugh Wilson unravels the debate
Impact measurement is the current sector zeitgeist. Hugh Wilson finds charities embracing it to keep funders happy and arguments over the measurement of data, but ultimately, the benefits of good impact measurement are significant and the idea is here to stay
What is the role of charities? Are they unique? Or do charities increasingly ape what other organisations can do just as well? Hugh Wilson investigates
With morale in the sector at its lowest ebb, Duncan Jefferies asks what makes an effective leader and how charities can attract and develop the best management talent in the current environment