Managing Risk Effectively: Safeguarding in the Third Sector

This event will examine how third sector organisations can improve risk managements policies, procedures and processes to improve public trust and reputation, and to ensure that the law is being adhered to.

Public trust in charities fell to its lowest level since 2005 last year

With the public wanting charities to use their money efficiently and responsibly, and still maintain purpose and integrity, we face a challenge of showing the good work of the sector and rebuilding reputations and trust. So, how do we make it work in practice?

Safeguarding is important because there are responsibilities not only when working directly with vulnerable people but indirectly too, as trustees are responsible.

Recent high-profile reports of abuses connected to charities and governance failures have rocked the third sector with potentially catastrophic consequence for public trust, reputation and fundraising, with consequent effects on services and beneficiaries.

Join Holyrood on 18 June as we examine the legal duties placed on charities through the proposed changes to charity law, how to rebuild public trust and how to safeguard and manage risk effectively.

Key issues we’ll examine...

  • The role of trustees, senior management, staff and stakeholders in risk management
  • How to rebuild public trust through transparency
  • Knowing and understanding your responsibilities as an organisation, including charity law and other statutory duties
  • Being confident in applying policies and procedures in practice
  • Cultivating a culture that enables anyone to report concerns, whilst making sure that those concerns are dealt with appropriately and in a sensitive manner

Agenda*

09:30    Registration and Refreshments

10:00    Welcome and Introduction from Chair

Morag Alexander OBE: Chair, ELCAP; Co-Chair, Scottish Commission on Older Women; Former Convener, SSSC; Former Commissioner, Equality and Human Rights Commission; Former Director, Equal Opportunities Commission

10:05    Session 1: Understanding Safeguarding and Managing Risk

  • The role of trustees, senior management, staff and stakeholders in risk management
  • Knowing and understanding your responsibilities as an organisation, including charity law and other statutory duties
  • Resources and opportunities for funding

11:00    Interactive Roundtable Discussion

Delegates will be given the opportunity to raise their key challenges ahead of the Q&A with our expert speakers. Through discussions with others in the room, we will reflect on our own challenges and highlight areas of good practice. 

11:20    Feedback from Roundtable Discussions

12:00    Session 2: Organisational Culture and Rebuilding Public Trust

  • Cultivating a culture that enables anyone to report concerns, whilst making sure that those concerns are dealt with appropriately and in a sensitive manner
  • Being confident in applying policies and procedures in practice
  • How to rebuild public trust through transparency

13:00   Lunch and Networking

13:40    Session 3: Sharing and Learning from Good Practice

In the final session of the day we will share our experiences and showcase examples of good practice and give you the tools and resources to take back to your organisation. 

14:00   Questions and Discussion

14:30   End of day

*Agenda subject to change



Our events are CPD Certified. This event is equivalent to 2 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

 

Venue

Central Edinburgh , venue to be confirmed.

Costs

Delegate rates (excluding VAT):
  • Reduced rate: 1 place £145 + VAT (Voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m)
  • Standard rate: 1 place £245 + VAT | 2+ places £195 + VAT per place (Central government departments and agencies, local authorities, universities, colleges, NHS, police, professional associations and voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m)
  • Private Sector rate: 1 place £295 + VAT | 2+ places £245 + VAT per place (Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP)
For all event enquiries please email enquiries@holyrood.com or call 0131 285 1635
Dates
18 June 2019

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