26 Nov 2014
A cross-sector alliance of charities has formally launched the Understanding Charities Group, aimed at improving public trust and confidence in charities.
The Christian debt counselling charity that was forced to resign its membership of Advice UK after it emerged that it offers to pray with its clients, has secured a new licence that will enable it to expand its work with churches around the country.
The Fundraising Standards Board website will indicate which charities have not shared their complaints data in this year’s annual fundraising complaints survey.
The “formalised systems of volunteer management” has been driven by legislation, safeguarding vulnerable adults and health and safety as well as leading umbrella organisation like the NCVO.
Employment in the voluntary sector has dropped by 8.7 per cent in the last year, according to the latest Labour Force Survey results.
Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, is one of a handful of firms providing cosmetic treatment, which have publicly agreed to meet the costs of investigating or removing French 'PIP' breast implants, which have caused a widespread health scare in Europe due to reports of them having a high rupture rate.
Now is a pivotal moment for the independence of the voluntary sector, says Dame Anne Owers.
The independence of the voluntary sector is under threat from several angles, threats that were heightened in 2011 by public spending cuts, and new public service delivery models, the panel examining the state of the sector’s independence has concluded.
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