The Charity Commission’s consultation on the power to disqualify from acting as a trustee
Our response on behalf of the voluntary sector about new powers granted to the Charity Commission
Clinks has worked alongside partners, such as Unlock and the Prison Reform Trust, to raise concerns on behalf of the voluntary sector about new powers granted to the Charity Commission under the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 to disqualify people with certain convictions or cautions from acting as trustees or being employed as senior managers in charities. This law is due to come into force in April 2017. Clinks is committed to removing any unnecessary barriers that stop people with lived experience of the criminal justice system from leading and shaping the voluntary sector.