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Leanne Yendell

Posted 8 December 2017
by Leanne Yendell .

Safety First: How Safeguarding is not Just for ‘the Vulnerable’

Earlier this week, the Charity Commission published its updated safeguarding strategy for charities. Traditionally, guidance focused on safeguarding charity beneficiaries – commonly children and vulnerable adults. But this latest guidance casts a wider net and addresses the safeguarding responsibilities a charity has towards everyone who ‘comes…

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Leanne Yendell

Posted 29 November 2017
by Leanne Yendell .

Update on the CIO ‘Quick Conversion’

In my blog ‘Will CIOs dominate the Charity Sector?’ I reported on the proposed ‘quick conversion’ process for companies and CICs (non-charitable Community Interest Companies) to become Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs). Today, we are able to share the official timeframes…

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Leanne Yendell

Posted 28 September 2017
by Leanne Yendell .

Update on Serious Incident Reporting

Trustees have to report adverse incidents, both real and potential, to the Charity Commission. By this, we mean, broadly, anything that significantly risks either the reputation of your charity (or of charity in general) or its assets or beneficiaries. This…

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Leanne Yendell

Posted 22 September 2017
by Leanne Yendell .

Will CIOs Dominate the Charity Sector?

Last week, a draft order was laid before Parliament that proposes a ‘quick conversion’ process for charitable companies and Community Interest Companies (CICs) to become Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs). If approved as expected, we could see such conversions as early…

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Leanne Yendell

Posted 2 May 2017
by Leanne Yendell .

Are you putting your charity in the best light?

Many small charities in the UK are failing to meet Charity Commission standards in relation to their reporting and accounts, following the Commission’s most recent Accounts Monitoring Review. Nearly half of the reports and accounts reviewed were found to be of “unacceptable quality”. 

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