Childreach International is a member of the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) scheme. The FRSB is the only self-regulating scheme for charities in the UK. They are supported by the Welsh Assembly, the Scottish Government and the Office of the Third Sector. The scheme runs to increase donor confidence by increasing transparency in fundraising and encouraging high fundraising standards amongst charities.
For more information on the FRSB please visit www.givewithconfidence.org.uk
As a member of the FRSB scheme, Childreach International is committed to maintaining complete transparency and the highest standards of fundraising. Across the entire spectrum of revenue we ensure that every penny is raised in a responsible manner. We provide training and support for all our fundraisers and to ensure that your money is being collected in a responsible manner issue the following to every individual that has been trained with us:
â€¢ A distinctive blue, branded Childreach International t-shirt
â€¢ A letter of authorisation, direct from the charity
â€¢ A name label that is worn on the individual's chest
If you see someone collecting for us without all three of the above, they are not genuine and we urge you to take their name and inform us immediately.
For more information on our commitment to the FRSB scheme please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or read more in our FRSB factsheet.
Childreach International takes every possible step to ensure that whether you are donating to us, going on one of our challenges or participating in a Futurebuild or Big Build, we will ensure that safety and responsibility are our primary concern. Monitoring and evaluating the processes that guarantee this promise are completed with strict adhesion to industry standards. Every year, Childreach International completes an operational self-assessment of all its programmes that involve overseas travel. The assessment process follows the BS 8848 standard and is moderated via external consultation.
Childreach International believes in transparency throughout the entire organisation. We make our policies on health and safety and responsible tourism and our self-assessment certificates available for all to see. To view any of these documents please refer to our publications. Alternatively, you may visit our head office to overview the operation of our organisation in person (please ensure an appointment is booked prior to arrival).
Challenge Events and Big Builds offered through this website are ATOL protected through the Civil Aviation Authority. Childreach International acts as agent for licensed ATOL holders.
An ATOL protects the funds you raise by carrying out checks on licensed tour operators and travel organisers. All licence holders are required to take part in a financial guarantee scheme managed by the Air Travel Trust (ATT). This scheme provides funds to protect a customer should a firm fail. If a tour operator goes out of business, the CAA will ensure that you do not lose money, or are not left stranded abroad.
When you reach your fundraising target and confirm your place, you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our terms and conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to www.atol.org.uk.
All the operations of the finance department are to serve the interests of Childreach International's core mission of supporting vulnerable children in developing countries. With that in mind, all policies and procedures have the aims of promoting the following:
â€¢ Vigilant protection and stewardship of donor monies
â€¢ Operational efficiency for Childreach International departments
â€¢ Demonstrate a continual understanding of the particular challenges faced by our project partners
As a charity we are committed to full financial transparency, therefore all accounting procedures have been designed to accurately reflect all aspects of the charity's operations, enabling clear reporting to interested parties. Additionally, we are independently assessed by an external auditor each year, who certifies our accounts, before we submit them to the Charity Commission.
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