Safe + Sound Governance Mark Awarded

Leading children’s charity, Dingley’s Promise were delighted to recently receive the coveted Governance Mark, administered by Reading Voluntary Action.

The quality mark has been developed with local charities in mind, to give them the confidence in their governance.  The mark is both credible and achievable, offering an opportunity for groups to identify any gaps in their composition and procedures.

By progressing though the quality mark, Trustees can demonstrate that they have sufficient safeguards in place to protect themselves, the charity and the beneficiaries and has given due consideration to its core responsibilities.

Safe + Sound cover the following areas:

  • The constitution
  • Management
  • Finances
  • Employment
  • Managing volunteers
  • Reporting and Monitoring
  • Safeguarding
  • Health and Safety

Dingley’s Promise Treasurer, Ian Mackinder, Chief Executive, Catherine McLeod MBE and Group Operations Manager, Aimee Knight attended Reading Voluntary Action’s AGM to collect the Award.

Ian Mackinder said “At Dingley’s Promise we pride ourselves on our strong management team and having a set of trustees with a wide range of business skills. Nevertheless, we recognise that it is very easy to be complacent about your charity’s own governance, particularly when the Board’s attention can be dominated by the need to secure income and deliver services. We therefore welcomed an opportunity to review ourselves against the Safe + Sound standards, and to show our supporters that we take governance seriously.”

Licenced for use in promotional material by organisations involved in the Reading Voluntary Action AGM (October 2018).

Read Reading Voluntary Action’s article on our award here.

Find out more about the Safe + Sound Mark here.