Diary Dates 

1.Area meeting Saturday 18th May at the Shire House Suite Bodmin
  

Area Committee and No4 Area Meeting
Shire House Suite Bodmin PL31 2DQ

Will be held in the Shire House Suite in the middle of the town post code PL312DQ, the car park is right beside the venue I e Priory car park.
The Committee meeting will be at 1100hrs and the main meeting will start at 1400hrs.
Tea and stickies will be provided after the meeting. Bodmin will not be providing lunches as there are plenty of hostelries in town.
Please confirm attendance by mid April.

Shipmate Mick Hamilton Secretary Bodmin Branch
Tel 01208-74734
email mickhamilton2@rocketmail.com

A Google Map can be found here


Remember No Names No Tea and Stickies 


Croquet at Pencarrow 

The Croquet has been arranged for Sunday 3rd June 2018 in the hope of better weather than later in the Summer.
It will again be held on the lawn at Pencarrow House near Bodmin, starting we hope at High Noon 1200
As you know from last year this is a super venue, the Georgian Mansion house and Gardens with Woodland walks owned by the Molesworth-St Aubyn family is well worth a day out even without the added attraction of playing Croquet on their lawn.

We hope to have Lady Iona to present the trophys again. Last years winners and runners up please dont forget to return them.

Everyone has to pay a £5 garden entry charge if you would like to visit the house as well the charge will be £10

The Cafe will be open but you are welcome to bring your own packed lunch.
We will have a drop of Beer from Rock Brewery on tap and wine will be available at £1 a glass.
Please bring your own seating as usual.

A map can be seen here
Please inform Chris as soon as possible if your Branch will be attending.


 EPIC Gig ability…EVERY PERSON IS CAPABLE.
Start rowing as a path to fitness with Veterans of all abilities.

A Service Veterans rowing club in association and supported by veteran members of Devoran Pilot Gig Club and Falmouth RNA.

We are running a series of Novice rowing sessions from Mylor Harbour near Falmouth and you will be welcome to enjoy a social row. We will hold an introductory meeting at Lower Hall, Devoran Village Hall, Quay Road, Devoran. At 18.00 on 22nd May, when you can meet the club members and other novice rowers. Age and disability should not be a barrier. Come along a see for yourself.

Rowing Sessions will be on Thursday evening at 18.15 on the 24th May, 7th June and 21 st June. 

Contact Mike Selwood. mikeselwood@yahoo.com for more information.

Mick Stevens
Chairman
Falmouth Branch
The Royal Naval Association
Tel: 01326 317410
Mob: 07778 899705

 


Safeguarding in charities

Following recent events, the Charity Commission would like to remind ALL trustees to take safeguarding extremely seriously. Safeguarding should be a key governance priority for all charities, not just those working with groups traditionally considered at risk.

The Charity Commission has four clear expectations of trustees:

  • Provide a safe and trusted environment. Safeguarding involves a duty of care to everyone who comes into contact with your charity, not just vulnerable beneficiaries like children and young people.
  • Set an organisational culture that prioritises safeguarding, so it is safe for people to report incidents and concerns in the knowledge they will be dealt with appropriately.
  • Have adequate safeguarding policies, procedures and measures to protect people and make sure these are made public, reviewed regularly and kept up to date.
  • Handle incidents as they arise. Report them to the relevant authorities including the police and the Charity Commission. Learn from these mistakes and put in place the relevant mechanisms to stop them happening again.

As your regulator, we expect charities to meet these expectations.

Our advice is that you should now:

  • Undertake a thorough review of your charity’s safeguarding governance and management arrangements and performance if you haven’t done so within the last 12 months.
  • Contact the Commission about any safeguarding issues, or serious safeguarding incidents, complaints or allegations which have not previously been disclosed to the charity regulator.

Our regulatory role is to ensure charities comply with their legal duties, manage any incidents responsibly and take prompt steps to protect the people affected by it. We cannot look after the safety of your people for you and we do not investigate individual incidents for you.

Find more information about what and how to report to the regulator. More information about safeguarding responsibilities for trustees, and the role of the Charity Commission and other regulators, is below:

Safeguarding is a key governance priority for all charities, regulator reminds trustees

Regulatory alert to charities – safeguarding,

Strategy for dealing with safeguarding issues in charities

This is from an email  from the Charity Commission 4th April 2018


 

 

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