Independent review of charity regulation engagement meetings
The Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 is being reviewed and your views are important to the Independent Review Panel ('the Panel'). The Panel invites you to attend a virtual community meeting to discuss charity regulation in Northern Ireland and to share your views on whether it could work better. This will include short presentations from the Independent Review Panel on the issues within the Review’s scope and we will seek your feedback through questions and answers, and small group discussions.
This one-hour seminar aims to inform you about the Review’s objectives, and provides opportunity for the Panel to hear and understand your views of charity regulation. Receiving your feedback on what’s working and what’s not will be critical in informing the Panel’s recommendations to the Minister later this summer.
The Independent Panel comprises Professor Oonagh Breen, University College Dublin, Dr Lesley Carroll, Prisoners’ Ombudsman NI and Mr Noel Lavery, former Permanent Secretary, most recently at the Dept for the Economy in Northern Ireland. You can learn more about the speakers and read the Review’s Terms of Reference here.
The Panel will be conducting nine online seminars for various stakeholders including trustees, workers and advisors of charities of different sizes, as well as specific sessions for funders, solicitors, accountants, governance advisors and the general public. Each of the meetings will be focussing on regulatory issues pertinent to these key stakeholders.
|Charities in rural areas||Mon 12 April 2021||11:00 AM|
|Medium sized charities||Tues 13 April 2021||1:00 PM|
|Small charities||Mon 19 April 2021||6:30 PM|
|Large charities||Wed 21 April 2021||1:00 PM|
|General public||Thurs 22 April 2021||11:00 AM|
|Solicitors / Developing Governance Group||Mon 26 April 2021||1:00 PM|
|Funders||Tues 27 April 2021||11:00 AM|
|Accountants /Independent Examiners||TBC|
|General public||Thurs 29 April 2021||1:00 PM|
The video below provides more information on the review and how you can get involved.
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