Safeguarding and protecting people

Charity Commission LogoProtecting people and safeguarding responsibilities should be a governance priority for all charities. It is a fundamental part of operating as a charity for the public benefit.

As part of fulfilling your trustee duties, whether working online or in person, you must take reasonable steps to protect from harm people who come into contact with your charity.

This includes:

  • people who benefit from your charity’s work
  • staff
  • volunteers
  • other people who come into contact with your charity through its work

10 actions trustee boards need to take to ensure good safeguarding governance

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10 Actions Safeguarding

More detailed information and advice can be found here

Flexible Working

flexible workingFlexible working is a way of working that suits an employee’s needs, for example, you may want to
  • reduce your hours to work part-time
  • change your start and finish time
  • have flexibility with your start and finish time (sometimes known as ‘flexitime’)
  • do your hours over fewer days (‘compressed hours’)
  • work from home or elsewhere (‘remote working’), all or part of the time
  • share the job with someone else

All employees have the legal right to request flexible working – not just parents and carers.

This is known asmaking a statutory application’.

Employees must have worked for the same employer for at least 26 weeks to be eligible.

If this is of interest to you, and you want to find out more, ACAS have really helpful advice here

Ted Cassidy Memorial Award Winners

BF220EC6-DB93-4C67-B884-ED172A65A0BFSadly, Derby Community Accountancy Service lost our Honorary President, Ted Cassidy, in January 2021.

In memory of Ted, and to celebrate the great contribution he made to DCAS and our service users, it was decided to reward a local charity for playing their part in bettering the lives of the people of Derby.

We are pleased to announce that the winners of the Ted Cassidy Memorial Award 2021 for the outstanding contribution given by a charity to life in Derby, goes to Derby Refugee Forum.

Ferid Kevric is pictured here receiving the certificate on their behalf at our AGM last month. They also received a cheque from Mrs Una Cassidy.

Many congratulations to Derby Refugee Forum!