29 Sep 2016
Charity representative bodies have told the Charity Commission that they have serious concerns about its draft guidance for the use of its power to issue official warnings.
A Christian charity whose youth minister was convicted of sexual offences against beneficiaries failed to ensure adequate safeguarding procedures, a Charity Commission inquiry report said today.
The outgoing chief executive of RNIB has called for the Charity Commission to stop scaring people off from becoming trustees, and said the sector should rise up and force legislators to reform it.
Rob Wilson talks to Kirsty Weakley about his department’s recent move to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and charities’ role in the new political climate.
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Can't help but think that this issue and many of the other bad news stories to have hit the sector over the last few months are rooted in poor governance.
In this regular column, Andrew Hind answers readers’ queries about governance issues. This week a trustee asks what should be done about a fellow trustee and a chair's poor attendance.
Barnardo’s has announced a ten-year strategy which will aim to grow income by a third and change its relationship with commissioners, in order to cope with a predicted 25 per cent increase in beneficiaries.
Trustees’ Week, the annual week to encourage volunteering and growth as a trustee, will be held between 7 and 13 November and will focus on building skills to make trustees effective leaders.
The Charity Commission has said it will “consider further” how it will use the power to issue official warnings, following concerns from the sector about its draft guidance.
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