Does your charity follow serious incident reporting guidelines?

In light of the recent headlines relating to our sector, it is important to remember that all charities, whether operating at an international, national or local level, have a duty to safeguard their beneficiaries, volunteers and staff, and have clear and robust policies in place for reporting serious incidents.

This blog, by the Charity Finance Group, contains useful guidance for charities on how to identify what is deemed a ‘serious incident’, who should report the incident, and how it should be done.

Great attendance at Trustees’ Week Event

Thirty four trustees and prospective trustees met last Tuesday during National Trustee Week at Victoria Park Community Centre to celebrate the contribution made by many thousands of trustees in Somerset.

Two brief training sessions covered a refresher on the duties and responsibilities of being a trustee as well as introducing the new Code of Governance for Charities.

Feedback from the session has been very positive, and The Somerset VCSE Strategic Forum and partner organisations will now be considering how to respond to the request for more networking and training opportunities for Somerset trustees in 2018.