Understanding your charity’s accounts, the story they tell and their role in your ‘fundability’

Are you a charity trustee, leader or fundraiser? Do you find yourself struggling with understanding terms such as ‘reserves’ and ‘balance sheet’ or needing to explain to others why your charity has high fundraising or overheads costs but not being sure where exactly in your accounts this information is presented? Do you want your accounts … Continued

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Safeguarding Training Series

May 2022 Interlink is running a series of basic and advanced safeguarding trainings and supervision groups this month. To book your place or for more information, click here.

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Financial Management for Charities

Are you a Finance Officer, Bookkeeper, Trustee or Administrator of a charity? Interlink presents Financial Management for Charities, a comprehensive training for women. TUESDAY 8 MARCH 202210:30am – 12:30pmvia Zoom This training covers: Financial Cycle Budgeting Managing Restricted Funds Forecasting (budgets and cashflow projections) Management Accounts/Reports Annual Accounts and Trustees’ Report Financial Controls Financial Policies … Continued

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Setting up a new charity?

Join our Before You Start course for men. Our course covers:– What makes a charity– Who can set up a charity– How to set up a charity– Benefits and restrictions of charities– What trustees do– Financial record-keeping– Compliance  TUESDAY 1 MARCH 202211:15am – 1:15pmvia Zoom Free for members | £25 per person for non-members Pre-registration … Continued

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Advanced Safeguarding Training for women

Our Advanced Safeguarding Training Course is designed for Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) or Designated Safeguarding Children Officers in schools and other organisations working with children. Delegates will typically be responsible for the safeguarding elements at their workplace and this course will give them the skills, competences and understanding to fulfil this role. The course duration is 5 hours, split … Continued

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DSL Supervision Groups

Interlink’s pilot DSL Supervision Groups in London and Manchester for Designated Safeguarding Leads and senior leaders were extremely well-received. Attendees were able to discuss a range of case studies and receive support and guidance on their responsibilities. Attendees have expressed interest in meeting once each term and we plan to meet this need going forward. … Continued

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Training Update

As demand for safeguarding training is ongoing, we are running these at a greater frequency than in the past. We are arranging two Basic Safeguarding Training sessions in Manchester and one in London over the next month. Basic Safeguarding Training provides delegates with the comprehensive basic information and awareness that is required for anyone working … Continued

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NEW: DSL Supervision Groups

We are launching an exciting new ‘product’ in our safeguarding training offer: supervision groups for Designated Safeguarding Leads, Headteachers and other Senior Leaders with safeguarding responsibilities, such as SENDCOs. Being responsible for safeguarding can be a challenging and isolating job. It has become expected practice for DSLs to have supervision, to share good practice and … Continued

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Training Update

Our ‘Before You Start’ Training is designed for individuals or trustees who are considering setting up, or have recently set up, a charity. The course will take place on Tuesday 16 November ’21 at 10:30am – 12:30pm, via Zoom. This course is free for members. Non-members will be charged £25. To book your place, click here.

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OFSTED focus on teaching Phonics in Early Years

The new Ofsted framework which came into effect in September 2019 affects every school in the country. A key focus will be on early reading and the teaching of phonics in primary schools. Primary schools who can demonstrate a focus on phonics as a transition into independent reading will be rewarded with higher grades. In the … Continued

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