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.
 
17 January, 2018
From 1 August 2018, changes to the law will put greater restrictions on who can run a charity. The Government has published new guidance to help individuals (such as trustees and those in senior management positions) to find out if the new ‘automatic disqualification’ rules apply to them.
 
13 December, 2017

 

The Government is planning to tighten regulation of the internet so that the UK is ‘the safest place in the world to be online’. This winter it put forward proposals that will, if implemented, require the cooperation of a broad range of stakeholders, spanning the public, private and third sectors. Read Voscur’s digest of the Government’s proposals here.

5 December, 2017
Sexual Violence Services in Avon and Somerset have launched a workforce survey to see how services could be improved for survivors of sexual violence. They welcome your contribution and ask you to please share with others in your organisation and wider networks.
 
The survey should take around 15 minutes to complete and the deadline is 12 midday on Monday 18 December. If you would prefer not to answer all questions, please just focus on those you do feel able to answer. All responses are anonymous.
 
15 November, 2017
 
Voscur wants your views on how VCSE organisations can provide the best support to their service users (and their staff) around internet safety - and how the Government can change policy to support this. Take the survey now.
 
You can read Voscur's digest of the Government's Internet Safety Strategy here.

 

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