Employing Staff for the First Time
Good Governance

Employing Staff for the First Time

This information sheet provides a basic introduction to employing people for the first time and covers the key elements that organisations need to have in place.

Employing Staff for the First Time
Supervision Policy and Procedure
Good Governance

Supervision Policy and Procedure

This example is intended for guidance purposes and should be adapted to suit your particular organisation.

Supervision Policy and Procedure
Disclosure and Barring Services
Good Governance

Disclosure and Barring Services

Many organisations working with children, young people and adults at risk require their staff and volunteers to undergo criminal records Disclosure and Barring (DBS) checks.

Disclosure and Barring Services
Safeguarding Self-Assessment Tool
Good Governance

Safeguarding Self-Assessment Tool

This tool is based on the Charity’s Commission’s 10 actions trustee boards need to take to ensure good safeguarding governance.

Safeguarding Self-Assessment Tool
Supervision and Appraisal
Good Governance

Supervision and Appraisal

If your Voluntary Sector organisation employs staff, this information sheet will give you guidance on how to manage staff performance, using supervision and appraisal.

Supervision and Appraisal
DBS and Safer Recruitment
Good Governance

DBS and Safer Recruitment

It is essential that voluntary organisations carry out appropriate background checks on staff, volunteers and trustees.

DBS and Safer Recruitment
Safeguarding Policy - Guidance
Good Governance

Safeguarding Policy - Guidance

All organisations that work with children (anyone not yet 18 years old) and adults at risk should put in place a safeguarding policy stating how they intend to keep those people safe.

Safeguarding Policy - Guidance
Safeguarding Policy Template
Good Governance

Safeguarding Policy Template

This is a template document, please amend and use as appropriate, we suggest that you set up with your own logo and branding.

Safeguarding Policy Template
Working With the Chief Officer
Good Governance

Working With the Chief Officer

The management structure of voluntary organisations can vary greatly and the formality of this structure is often determined by size and resources.

Working With the Chief Officer
Recruitment, Selection and Induction
Good Governance

Recruitment, Selection and Induction

Recruiting, selecting and inducting the people who sit on your board or management committee is one of the most important processes that a voluntary organisation can undertake.

Recruitment, Selection and Induction
Preventing Fraud
Good Governance

Preventing Fraud

Fraud means deliberately misusing someone else’s resources for private gain.

Preventing Fraud
Winding Up a Charity
Good Governance

Winding Up a Charity

The Steps Involved and Alternative Options.

Winding Up a Charity