Positive working relationships

Positive working relationships within an organisation help to get things done effectively. Conflict in whatever form is distructive and detracts from a normal, productive, working environment.  Trustees need to ensure that they are giving leadership by modelling positive working relationships, as well as taking action to improve things when there are difficulties.  This is part of their duty in ensure their organisations are efectively managed.

For more information on managing conflict within committees.

Safeguarding Children, Young People and/or Adults at Risk Help! Sheet

The Management Committee is ultimately responsible for ensuring that these obligations are met. By so doing, they will help to safeguard, not only these vulnerable groups, but also the organisation, its staff and its volunteers.

The obligations placed on organisations are designed to ensure that they:

a) recruit suitable people to care for children, young people and adults at risk; and

b) operate on the basis of good practice policies and procedures in order to minimise the risk of harm to those in their care.