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Safeguarding

Complaints Management

Volunteer Management

Risk Management

Investments

Conflict of Interests

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Safeguarding

Safeguarding is included in Scout Association Key Policies (Religious, Equal opportunities, Safety, Child Protection, Anti-bullying, Development) For further details See

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Complaints Management

We follow the Scout Association document see Complaints

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Volunteer Management

We follow Scout Association Policy see

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Risk Management

Risk Management within 1st Cookham Scout Group is the responsibility of the Parent Support Group, PSG, (Group Executive Committee). The members will consider the risks affecting 1st Cookham Scout Group and its activities on an on-going basis in accordance with the guidance in The Scout Association document on Risk Management and the Charity Commission guide Charities and Risk Management CC26. Risks & Safety will be a permanent inclusion on all PSG meeting agendas.

Accepted risks are where the PSG has confirmed that they are happy with the level of risk and the controls to mitigate the risk occurring. Where Trustees are uncomfortable with the level of risk and /or the current controls they will judge that the risk needs action. The assessments will be based on an impact/likelihood basis.

If a risk requires action, an appointed “Risk Action Owner” is responsible to the PSG for developing and implementing new controls that will, once operational, make the risk acceptable to the PSG.

Specific areas of risk, and their management, include:
Activities – All activities must be approved in accordance with POR–They are the responsibility of the Camp LeaderHut.

The HQ – This is managed in accordance with the ‘Managing a Safe Scout Premises’ document.

Events such as Bonfire, Summer Fair – These will have their own specific risk management and documentation and associated regulatory – The action owner is the Group Treasurer.

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Investments


Background

In normal years1st Cookham Scout Group seek to keep their expenditure slightly below revenue received. With a few notable exceptions when major fundraising events have suffered loss due to bad weather or in one instance aggravated robbery, this has enabled us to gradually build up reserves which are designed to firstly carry us through lean years and secondly provide cover against immediate or in practice uninsurable losses such as loss of income and hiring alternative accommodation resulting from the impact of catastrophic events such as fire etc, The level of reserves are review annually. Any surplus over and above the reserves are held for major developments to improve facilities, or enable us to subsidise activities to a greater extent than normal in subsequent years.



Criteria when investing long term investments

Funds carried forward over and above that needed for working capital are invested to generate the best return consistent with agreement with our Auditor /Independent Financial Examiner and guidance from The Charity Commission in their document CC14.
None of the trustees have appropriate investment expertise. We therefore invest in growth finds available from specialist investment trusts that provide funds specifically designed to meet the requirements of charities and the Charity Commission.



Investments are currently held with St James Place.

Subject to review from time to time these funds are currently invested withSt James Place Ltd .


The aim is maintain the real value of capital whilst generating a sustainable and reliable return, consistent with currently available investment rates available, and with the funds being available to cover any unexpected revenue shortfall.

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Conflict of Interests

It is a requirement that all PSG (Executive) members must identify and declare any situation in which they (or any related party) have relationships, positions, private interests and/or duties which may contribute to a Conflict of Interest with their role on the PSG. (Executive) Detailed guidance on this is found in the Scout Association’s ‘Conflict of Interest’ document and the Charity Commission document CC29 Conflicts of Interest a guide for charity trustees

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Paying Staff

ScoutGroups are essentially voluntary organisations. We only employ a small number of Explorers to clean the HQ, operating as a team part supervised by their parents and part by a volunteer.

We will follow the Government Guidance on the Employment of Children.


1st Cookham Scout Group will ensure that any staff are paid fairly and as necessary in order to attract and retain the right skills to achieve our charitable objectives.If appropriate, we will pay at least the Living Wage. However, currently this does not cover those under 25.


Employers liability Insurance- This is provided via the scout insurers.


Holiday pay-We will follow the government Guideline on Holiday Pay – At present Guidance for Term time employees is under review. It seems likely that guidance may follow a similar approach to other employees. For part time / casual employees this is currently 12.07% of hours worked. When the review for term time employees is completed, we will consider what action we should take.

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