A Wrexham must pay a former employee more than £21,000 after failing to change fluorescent lighting that triggered her migraine attacks. An employment tribunal found Genevieve Bove was discriminated against and victimised while working at the Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (AVOW) In a damning judgement, the tribunal accused trustees of failing in their [...]
Charity Chief acted reprehensibly in seeking an enhanced CRB in the hope it might assist in getting rid of staff member
The Civic Society have reported that there is lukewarm support from key stakeholdeers to the Volunteering Bill. The Volunteering Bill, which proposes the introduction of a ‘fit and proper person’ certificate for volunteers, received a lukewarm reception in its second reading in Parliament last week. During the session, Conservative MP Christopher Chope, who tabled the [...]
MP tables a private member’s bill that would replace Criminal Records Bureau checks for volunteers with what it calls a “fit and proper person certificate”
This article by Kate Wiggins first appeared in Third Sector Online, on the 13th June 2011 MP tables Volunteering Bill to replace Criminal Records Bureau checks Christopher Chope says ‘fit and proper person certificate’ would remove barriers to volunteering, but critics raise concerns about risk The Conservative MP Christopher Chope has tabled a private member’s [...]
The government’s new vetting and barring scheme is putting theatre companies off casting children, according to local troupes.
The government’s new vetting and barring scheme is putting theatre companies off casting children, according to local troupes. Peter Hunt, a director for the Lindley Players in Whitstable, said: “It has added a layer of complexity for those of us trying to put on amateur productions and involve children, which we all want to do. [...]