Revising guidance for charity trustees in Scotland

Scottish charity regulator OSCR has done a full revision of its Charity Trustee guidance, and would like the sector to give feedback on the draft.

‘Guidance for Charity Trustees’ has been updated in light of the Scottish Charity Regulator’s experience over the past nine years, and aims to support those running the country’s 24,900 charities in meeting their legal duties.

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New consumer rights regulations explained

Voluntary organisations providing goods or services directly to consumers should already be aware of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 coming into force from 1st October (in England and Wales). The government business department BIS has now published a plain English summary of key elements. This can be downloaded and edited to tailor the wording to particular business circumstances.

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Police can disclose criminal investigations before conviction

From CIPD’s People Management magazine:

The police will be allowed to use their professional judgement to make safeguarding disclosures about individuals prior to conviction, where they believe there is a public protection risk (a “pressing social need”) because of an individual’s employment or voluntary role.

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Sayer Vincent announces Financial Leadership Award Winners

28 September 2015The winners of Sayer Vincent’sFinancial Leadership awards 2015’ were announced at the annual Charity Accountants Conference in Nottingham on 17-18th September.

Six awards were presented to individuals and teams who championed financial leadership in their organisations. Each winner received a prize of £1000 for training and development in their organisation and the awards were presented by comedian Mark Dolan.

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Conservation opportunities for young people from Trees for Life

Award-winning conservation charity Trees for Life is running a new project to develop high-quality conservation volunteering opportunities for young people, thanks to a grant of £20,000 from the ScottishPower Foundation.

Those benefiting from the initiative include students from Peterborough Open Awards Centre, Aberdeen University, Glasgow University and Leicestershire’s Brooksby Melton College.

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