Safe and Sound award recognises Autism Berkshire’s good governance standards

Autism Berkshire has been awarded Safe and Sound status by Reading Voluntary Action for our good governance standards.

The award runs for three years until September 2020.

Autism Berkshire’s chief executive officer, Jane Stanford-Beale, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce that Reading Voluntary Action has awarded us Safe and Sound status, after undertaking a thorough audit of the way the charity is organised and run.

“The award is particularly pleasing after we went through a major restructuring process and changes of staff and trustees in 2015-16, while also rapidly expanding the range of support services that we offer to people and families living with autism in Berkshire after securing new contracts with the NHS clinical commissioning groups in the county.”

Reading Voluntary Action awards Safe and Sound status after examining the following aspects of an organisation, to ensure that the trustees have relevant safeguards and policies in place to protect themselves, the charity and its beneficiaries, and that they understand their key responsibilities.

  • Constitution
  • Management
  • Finances
  • Employment
  • Managing volunteers
  • Reporting and Monitoring
  • Safeguarding
  • Health & Safety

The RVA Safe and Sound scheme is funded by the Earley Charity. Click here for more details, email or call RVA on 0118 937 2273.