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Charity Commission encourages trustees to follow public meeting live-stream

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Commission invites charities, trustees and their advisers to attend its public meeting in Southampton on 29 February.

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The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, is inviting charities, trustees and charity advisers to attend its next public meeting - either in person in Southampton, or by tuning in to the live-stream.

These regular meetings have always been appreciated by trustees and charities in the area. Now, for the first time - because of live-streaming technology, all trustees are able to benefit, no matter their location.

This is the first live-stream event for the commission, and comes as part of an effort to improve services and interaction through digital technology. The event will also be recorded so that people can watch the replay when it suits.

Sarah Atkinson, Director of Policy and Communications said:

We have a number of digital improvements to our services and communications in the pipeline, making it easier for trustees to access our information and services.

By live-streaming our public meetings, we’re hoping to attract a new and wider audience, and invite all interested trustees and charity professionals to join us, whether they’re at home, at work or on the move.

Hearing directly from us is a good opportunity, particularly for new trustees, to learn more about issues facing the sector, to contribute to discussions, and to hear about the commission’s recent work.

The meeting will include presentations from senior staff on:

  • tackling abuse and mismanagement - lessons learnt from our casework
  • digitising the commission
  • charity fundraising - key principles for trustees

Attendees will also be given an overview of the commission’s recent activities and the opportunity to ask questions of the Chairman, William Shawcross.

The meeting will take place at Southampton Solent University between 11am and 3pm on Monday 29 February and is free to attend.

If attending in person, please email PublicMeetings@charitycommission.gsi.gov.uk to confirm your attendance. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis with a limit of 2 attendees per organisation.

You do not need to confirm attendance if you are livestreaming the event however, you will need to register in advance . You’ll also have the option to book out the time in your Outlook calendar.

Papers for public meeting on 29 February 2016

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Notes to editors

Members of the press are also invited to attend. For further information about the meeting, or to confirm your attendance, please contact the press office.

  1. The Charity Commission (the commission) is the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales. See GOV.UK for further information.
  2. We are the independent registrar and regulator of charities in England and Wales, acting in the public’s interest, to ensure that:
    • charities know what they have to do
    • the public know what charities do
    • charities are held to account

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Published 9 February 2016