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Resources

Risk Management toolkit

Lloyds Bank Foundation have designed a free risk management toolkit with templates to help you to manage your charity’s risks.

This guide will help everyone in your charity learn how to:

  • identify, record and manage risk
  • rate your risks
  • create controls for your risks
  • monitor risk

https://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/wedevelop/enhance-resources/risk-management-toolkit

GDPR Toolkit

This toolkit is a very helpful guide for Voluntary and Community Organisations to help them get everything they need in place to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Voluntary Organisations Development Agency (VODA) is our sister organisation in North Tyneside; they have granted us permission to share this toolkit in Middlesbrough. The toolkit is for smaller organisations, so if you have employees or hold contracts for services you will need to seek additional support and guidance.

Legal Compliance checklist by NCVO

NCVO has produced a compliance checklist for voluntary organisations to help make you know about the legislation and regulation that applies to you and how to ensure compliance.

A vital component of organisational effectiveness is ensuring compliance with legislation. This involves not only being sure of all of the legislation that applies to your organisation and complying with it, but also being able to demonstrate compliance by keeping records of checks, having policies and procedures around the legislation, and evidencing that people are taking responsibility for compliance.

Counter fraud checklist for charities

Charity Finance Group has produced this counter fraud checklist for charities. This checklist is designed to help you to establish (or strengthen) a counter-fraud policy and to cultivate the right culture in your charity to help deter the dishonest minority.

Developing the VCS contribution to early help

This infographic provides an overview of the work MVDA is doing to develop the VCS contribution to early help support for children and families in Middlesbrough. 

Published 31 October 2016.

Asylum and refugee provision in Middlesbrough

These guides provides an overview of the specialist VCS services in Middlesbrough for refugees and people seeking asylum, to help you to make informed referrals and ensure your service-users are receiving the support they need. The first is an overview of services, the second is a detailed guide to each service.

MVDA Commissioning Framework

This framework explores how appropriate VCS involvement can support intelligent and effective commissioning. 

Tackling Cancer Together - Straightforward

This case study describes how Straightforward spread key messages about cancer to vulnerable women and men from BME communities, refugees, people seeking asylum and mainstream communities in Tees Valley. The group primarily raises awareness of the causes and effects of female genital mutilation (FGM), within these communities, the group also provides a range of support services to people who have experienced FGM.

Over 2014/15 MVDA ran a project to increase awareness and early detection of cancer among Middlesbrough communities likely not to have been reached by public health information. Grass roots community groups were targeted and asked to propose small-scale initiatives to spread key messages about cancer.

Tackling Cancer Together - Romanian Assembly

This case study describes how the Romanian Assembly spread key messages about cancer to people from Romania and Roma communities living in Tees Valley.

Over 2014/15 MVDA ran a project to increase awareness and early detection of cancer among Middlesbrough communities likely not to have been reached by public health information. Grass roots community groups were targeted and asked to propose small-scale initiatives to spread key messages about cancer.