Charities to write clothes collections code

Bag theft and illegal collections prompt action

Charities will develop a code of conduct governing the operation of door-to-door clothing collections.

The decision was made at a meeting of 15 charities hosted by collection company Clothes Aid last week to discuss how the sector should tackle problems such as bag theft and illegal collectors.

Representatives concluded they must work together to develop a formal code of practice. This will include measures to ensure that collections staff carry appropriate identification, that organisations have the relevant legal, tax and insurance requirements, and that there is better communication between charities over the locations where they operate.

Clothes Aid will hold a second meeting with the charities before the end of May to discuss how the code will be enforced, which organisation will administer it and how to get charities to sign up. A definitive set of guidelines will then be developed.

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