Recently there have been several high-profile scandals involving not only charities working overseas, but also in the UK. Household name charities have had major setbacks in their work because they failed to deal properly with allegations of improper behaviour.
The public hold charities to high standards naturally because charities are about doing good. They expect them to be as good as their word and if their behaviour does not reflect their word or ideals it damages public trust.
This conference will focus on protecting the good work of charities by ensuring that ethical culture and behaviour is paramount and is actively promoted. It is about promoting charities as safe places for their beneficiaries, volunteers and staff.
Welcome and Introduction
Marie Cavanagh, Chair of NICVA Executive Committee
Setting the scene
Frances McCandless, Chief Executive of Charity Commission Northern Ireland
Matt Hyde, Chief Executive of The Scouts
Candour, Openness and Charities
Quintin Oliver CEO Stratagem, Chair of the DoH Working Group on Duty of Candour in response to the Hyponatremia Inquiry
NCVO Draft Code of Ethics
Dame Mary Marsh, Chair of NCVO Working Group
Panel Questions & Answers
The speakers will be joined by Sandra Adair, Volunteer Now and Tom Clarke, Access NI
Concluding Remarks and Future Work
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