Roscommon County Childcare Committee CLG acknowledges the Volunteerism within the Early Learning and Care Sector In County Roscommon as part of Charity Trustees Week.
Charity Trustees’ Week takes place from 15-19 November 2021 and is hosted in partnership by the Charities Regulator, Boardmatch Ireland, Carmichael, The Wheel, Volunteer Ireland, Charities Institute Ireland, Pobal and Dóchas.
Roscommon County Childcare Committee CLG (Roscommon CCC) have a mix of experienced and new trustees that make up their board membership and comply with the Charity Governance Code by submitting their annual report to the Charities Regulator. https://www.roscommonchildcare.ie/about-us/meet-the-board/
Roscommon CCC are currently supporting Early Childhood Care and Education Charities within County Roscommon to meet the Charity Code of Governance by highlighting the importance of good governance of voluntary management boards, promoting the need for trustees to have a greater understanding of trustees’ roles and responsibilities through our mentoring programme and by signposting to relevant resources.
Irene Cafferky County Childcare Coordinator/Manager with Roscommon CCC states ‘Throughout County Roscommon there are many volunteers on the management committees of local Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School Age Childcare (SAC) services, who individually and collectively give of their time and expertise to run these companies/charities that deliver services to children and families whilst creating and sustaining employment. The range of tasks that are now required of community based ELC/SAC voluntary management committees is complex and diverse. The levels of voluntary activity of this sector have been difficult to quantify and as a result a corresponding economic contribution figure has been difficult to calculate. In a study I carried out a few years ago it appears that a rationale exists to treat this activity in community based not-for-profit ELC/SAC services on a par with any other type of economic activity’.
Charity trustees have specific duties under the Charities Act 2009 and must make sure that their charity complies with the requirements of other relevant legislation.
Other relevant legislation includes:
- data protection legislation
- employment legislation and
- health and safety legislation
Where a charity is a company, a charity trustee who is also a director of the company has additional duties under company law and common law in their capacity as company directors. See ‘Guidance for Charity Trustees’ – available from: https://www.charitiesregulator.ie/media/1078/guidance-for-charity-trustees-july-2017.pdf
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If you are company/charity involved in the Early Learning and Care sector in County Roscommon and would like more information or support from Roscommon County Childcare Committee you can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 0949622540