Charities Act Training: Unlocking Trustees with Conviction

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Many people with convictions play valuable roles in a number of charities. The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016, now coming into force, complicates recruitment for charities. Specific parts of the act will extend the rules of the disqualification framework (that already apply to trustees) to include senior management positions. The types of offences covered will be extended to include unspent convictions for terrorism and money laundering, as well as registered sex offenders.

‘Unlocking Trustees with Convictions: the Implementation of the Charities Act and its Implications' is training organized by Volunteer Centre Kensington & Chelsea in partnership with Kensington & Chelsea Social Council and delivered by Unlock and Clinks.

This training is for charities, their senior managers, trustees, and those involved in their recruitment. It covers the recruitment of people with convictions working as trustees or senior managers of charities.

This training will:

1. Raise your awareness of the extened disqualification framework and its impact on charities

2. Introduce you to the new disqualification framework

3. Provide you with the knowledge to navigate the guidelines and application process for waivers

4. Increase your understanding of the Charities Act and what you need to do to comply with it

5. Support those affected by the new disqualification framework to take steps to obtain a waiver

Click here to book your place 


After the Unlocking Trustees with Convictions training, Kensington & Chelsea Social Council will then host a training directly after called New Charity Governance Code Briefing

  • discuss the thinking behind the new Charity Governance Code
  • highlight some of the Code’s key features
  • discuss how it might and is being used.

Light refreshements and finger food will be available and there will be time for networking.

For more information:



- £25 if your has completed a recent Health Check with Volunteer Centre Kensington & Chelsea

- £40 if your charity does not possess an up to date Health Check


Maximum tickets 2 per organisation. Your place will not be confirmed until payment is received.


Payments methods (payments should be received by 20th Jan 2018):

- In person at VCKC, 1 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL, by cash or cheque

- By Bank Transfer to:


Volunteer Centre Kensington & Chelsea

CAF Bank

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Please state your organization name and ‘Unlock Training’ in the payment reference