Our Governance

Our Governance

Think Children is a Registered Charity Number 1146301 and a Company Ltd by Guarantee, Registered in England & Wales No 7952016. Our governing document is our constitution and we meet the Charity Commission’s Hallmarks of a Good Charity.

To safeguard children

We implement enhanced DBS checks throughout the organisation. Our comprehensive set of policies & procedures (with training & monitoring) cover child protection, data handling, whistle blowing and a wide range of other safeguards.

To be effective

Think Children undertakes accredited training of all front line workers and carries out regular mandatory supervisions. Our services are scrutinised by a Quality Assurance Manager and an independent consultant. We carry out external professional evaluation and follow up on outcomes.

In January 2018, we were awarded the PQASSO Quality mark at Level 1. This is the only charity sector performance evaluation system and quality mark that addresses all the essential areas necessary for the effective management and governance of a charity or other third sector organisation. In 2019 this became the NCVO Trusted Charity quality mark.

It is widely recognised as providing a comprehensive framework for running an effective, quality organisation as it offers external verification of being fit for purpose in all areas essential to commissioners as well as greater recognition and credibility from statutory and independent funders, users and other stakeholders.

Think Children complies with its obligations under the GDPR and the Data Protection Act. Our Privacy Policy can be viewed below.

To be inclusive and relevant

We are accountable to stakeholders through feedback from children, parents and schools. We carry out extensive networking with the community and other agencies and diversity monitoring against demographic data. In addition we provide feedback to funders, our annual report and accounts are submitted to the Charity Commissioners and all our Trustees are elected at our AGM or co-opted in accordance with constitution rules.

To safeguard resources

Think Children’s accountability framework embraces a comprehensive set of policies & procedures covering human, financial & organisational issues. These are supplemented by manager’s reports and staff appraisals.

To be sustainable

Think Children work to an assurance framework with associated strategic and business plans. We undertake board development where relevant to this, and have a participative management style.​