Insights from Louise Rea, Senior Associate in Bates Wells’ Employment team, have been featured in Schools Week’s take on the news that an employment tribunal has found in favour of the Michaela Community School in a high-profile discrimination case.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has published a blogpost called “How to assess risk for charities working internationally”. BOND has published an update on the sector’s action to eradicate sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment and unacceptable abuses of power.
Our faith teaches us values of conciliation and forgiveness - yet faith-based charities are particularly prone to internal division and disputes. How do these disputes arise, and can anything be done to prevent them?
Employers will be pretty familiar with the existing obligations around providing written particulars. Significant legislative changes will take effect from 6 April 2020. They are quite detailed but the principal changes will significantly extend the employer’s obligations.
In this week's Charity Briefing: The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has announced a new investigation into child protection in religious organisations and settings. Big Society Capital has launched Local Access, a new social investment programme.
Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry announces new investigation into child protection in religious organisations and settings >
On 2 May 2019, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IISCA) announced a new investigation into child protection in religious organisations and settings, including places of worship, places of faith tuition and places attended by young people, such as youth groups, in connection with their religions beliefs.
On the 1 May 2019, Bond’s cross-sector safeguarding group published a practical guide exploring the six ways that trustees of UK-based NGOs should take the lead on safeguarding.
Intellectual Property – rights in brands, publications and websites – is a key asset for any healthy charity. But is your IP protection ready for action? Or would it benefit from an urgent personal training plan?
Our Corporate and Commercial team have recently acted in a deal which has been covered by the trade press.
In this week's Briefing: HM Treasury has published a consultation on the implementation of the Fifth EU Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) which could impact on charitable trusts. The Department of Education has published some Q&A about the introduction of compulsory relationships and sex education classes.
If your organisation relies on the contributions of volunteers for its operation, you need to be clear about the differences between volunteers, workers and voluntary workers to avoid being caught out by National Minimum Wage obligations.
Growing up has always been difficult. But growing up as a child in today’s environment of immersive technology where thousands of apps and online services vie for your attention must be especially baffling to a child navigating today’s complex world.
In this week's Briefing: The House of Commons Library has published a paper detailing preparation for medicines shortages after Brexit. The Parliamentary Environment Audit Committee has published a report “Fixing fashion: clothing consumption and sustainability”.
Emma Knuckey reports on recent developments at the Charity Commission and in the Charity Tribunal.