17 December, 2018

 

The Charity Commission has issued an alert warning charities about the risk of CEO fraud through Christmas gift cards.

12 December, 2018

 

Big Lottery is working on a jointly funded programme with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to invest £1.14 million to improve access to training, support and advice.

It is part of a wider government strategy to improve safeguarding practice across the voluntary sector in England.

3 December, 2018

 

Advocate: Jackie Citron

Board Chair: Sally Lewis

Date of meeting: 14 November 2018

 

Relevant discussions:

Jackie has offered to become involved in the new Contextual Safeguarding Subgroup given previous experience and current role working with HSB. She has been invited to monthly meetings from Dec 18.

Charity Commission for England and Wales Sign
23 October, 2018

 

The Charity Commission has updated its guidance on how workers or volunteers can report wrongdoing at a charity.

The updates mainly focus on broadening the definition of safeguarding and what should be reported.

17 September, 2018

 

Charities are being warned to be vigilant for scam emails claiming to be invoices from the Funding Regulator.

Invoices claim to be for Fundraising Preference Service costs and are being sent from a fake account: levy@fundraisingregulator.org.uk.

13 August, 2018

 

A serious case review published by Bristol Safeguarding Children Board has stated that agencies working with children and families in the city need to provide a more robust response to child-to-parent or child-to-sibling violence.

8 August, 2018

 

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is consulting on a draft code of ethics.

The code is aimed at helping organisations to review their policies and practices in order to update them in line with their purpose and values. It seeks to provide an overarching set of principles that reflect values shared across the charity sector.

11 April, 2018
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse recently met with Bristol’s black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community leaders to raise awareness of the Truth Project. Voscur representatives from BME Voice and Influence and the Bristol Sexual Violence Support Consortium attended.
 
Victims and survivors of child sexual abuse spoke at the event last week, as well as the Head of Inquiry Office for the South West, David Poole.
 
15 February, 2018
Shocking news about the sexual misconduct of a number of Oxfam staff resulted in a serious a backlash from the media, and the withdrawal of support from many of its regular donors. Many will be questioning whether it has also dealt a blow to the charity sector overall. Whatever your feelings about Oxfam’s fate, it should be clear that no matter the size of organisation or the strength of its overall ethos – gross misconduct can happen anywhere. 
 
8 February, 2018
In the wake of the Internet Safety Green Paper consultation, the Government has recognised a potential need to refresh legislation to align with the modern digital age. It has asked the Law Commission to review legislation around offensive communications to ensure it is up to date, and can be effectively applied to online communications. If the Commission finds there are gaps, it will commit to further work - which should eventually lead to reform.
 

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