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Why all charities need a policy on safeguarding

Why all charities need a policy on safeguarding

The Charity Commission is producing guidance that is likely to advise every charity to establish how it comes into contact with vulnerable people.

Legal Diary: Wimbledon Common in a tangle on access survey

Legal Diary: Wimbledon Common in a tangle on access survey

Latest news on trustees in south-west London and a disputed land survey

How Veolia's trustees cut costs - but not quality

How Veolia's trustees cut costs - but not quality

The environmental charity has had to come to terms with unavoidable falls in income

Issy Freeman: Get into business with a corporate sponsor

Issy Freeman: Get into business with a corporate sponsor

Choosing a suitable company to partner with is important for a charity but the hard work doesn't stop there, writes the trustee of Kidscan

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Philip Goodwin: We've made VSO's restructure work

Philip Goodwin: We've made VSO's restructure work

The international volunteering charity underwent a difficult restructure last year. Its chief executive offers his advice on how to make the process work

Legal Diary: Grant-giving guidance expected later this year

Legal Diary: Grant-giving guidance expected later this year

Plus: Charity tribunal fees and quotes for William Shawcross

Peter Stanford: Pick your trustee training with care

Peter Stanford: Pick your trustee training with care

Don't feel pushed into buying third-party training if there are better - and cheaper - options available, writes our columnist

Despite the Age UK affair, affinity marketing can work

Despite the Age UK affair, affinity marketing can work

The charity's problems over its energy deals should not put others off, it is claimed

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Charity Law

Legal Diary: The risk of challenging the regulator

Legal Diary: The risk of challenging the regulator

Plus: Flouting the hunting ban

Analysis: When charities start taking the law into their own hands

Analysis: When charities start taking the law into their own hands

Charities bringing private prosecutions is nothing new but could cuts to government budgets lead to more of them taking action, asks Rebecca Cooney

Rob Posgate: Fundraising report has put trustees on the spot

Rob Posgate: Fundraising report has put trustees on the spot

Sir Stuart Etherington's review means trustees should consider reviewing their fundraising strategies straight away, our legal commentator concludes

Legal Update: Charities bill reaches grand committee stage

Legal Update: Charities bill reaches grand committee stage

Plus: NI decision on housing society; and tribunal rules on timeframes

Legal Update: The government responds to the draft bill committee

Legal Update: The government responds to the draft bill committee

Plus: Law Commission consultation and the community amateur sports club scheme

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