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Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Roles and responsibilities of charity trustees in the social care world

Exploring the roles and responsibilities of Charity Trustees (and Directors) in the social care world

Jan Burns MBE and Liz Heaven

27th April 9.30-1.30 venue Solihull Care Ltd

Cost is £40.00 per person

The Charity Commission describes the role of Trustees as one that:

contributes significantly to the character and wellbeing of the country”. However it is also a demanding role given that Trustees have independent control over, and legal responsibility for, a charity’s management and administration.

In addition, charities operating registered care services need to comply with specific law and regulation applying to the care sector, principally the Care Act 2014 and the regulations required by the Care Quality Commission.

Similarly, there are other aspects of law and governance which apply to the boards of organisations over and above the setting in which they operate, for example, health and Safety, the Equality Act, data protection etc.

In this context, Trustees will be given the chance to reflect what this means for them; what are the boundaries and opportunities of their roles as opposed to employed staff; and the importance of how board members work together to maximise benefit for people using services.

This half day workshop will help attendees:

  • Understand the scope of their duties and responsibilities from a Charity Commission perspective.
  • Explore the expectations of strategic leaders and directors in regulated care services
  • Identify the range of additional legislation  and regulation that Trustees may need to be aware of
  • Reflect upon the practical implications for them as individuals

Attendees will work collaboratively to identify relevant issues for their organisation and include them in action plans for change or improvement. Practical exercises will allow learners to develop their knowledge and confidence.

Contact Jo-Ann Webb at SWICDA to book a place (by Friday 7th April): info@swicda.org.uk.

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