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 externally assessed PQASSO quality mark, later known as the NCVO Trusted Charity quality mark. After re-assessment in 2021 Think Children’s robust governance was once again successful in gaining the NCVO Trusted Charity quality mark. This is a 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.

Achieving the award offers both users and funders/commissioners external verification of the quality and credibility of an organisation. This gives Think Children greater credibility and legitimacy by reassuring beneficiaries, supporters, donors, volunteers and staff that their organisation is well run, accountable and transparent.

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.​