Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Success of Wales Charity Law and Governance Conference

The Wales Charity Law and Governance Conference was held in Swansea last month, playing host to a wealth of experienced speakers and focusing on helping voluntary organisations in Wales to stay on track with their governance and legal responsibilities.

The conference, which was run by Trustees' Week parter Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) and supported by Geldards law firm, was attended by those responsible for a wide range of organisations that work within the third sector in Wales. Speakers included governance expert Linda Laurance, leading charity lawyer Giselle Davies, and Debbie Hawkins from the Charity Commission’s Wales office, plus many more. Sessions held throughout the day provided top governance tips and practical advice on a variety of subjects, including employment law, charity accounts, trading to raise funds, and how to ensure a successful relationship between your chair and chief executive.

WCVA strives to support and help Wales’ third sector in a number of different ways, including a specialist service for trustees to help them achieve good governance within their organisations. WCVA offers a range of advice and guidance options for trustees and others working within the third sector, including publications such as WCVA’s governance health check and numerous information sheets on a variety of topics, as well as a free legal information service, a comprehensive programme of trustee seminars and training, and specialist assistance from a dedicated Criminal Records Unit that provides a Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you are responsible for running an organisation that operates in Wales and you would like to find out more about how WCVA can help you, full details can be sourced on WCVA’s website or you can contact the helpdesk on 0800 2888 329. You may also find it useful to access the range of practical resources that are available for free at www.governancecode.org.     

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