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Our Fundraising Guarantee to you

Fundraising is the life blood of many Scottish charities and we need to raise funds from voluntary sources. We could not fulfil our charitable mission without the support of generous, thoughtful and committed donors. We value the support of donors and understand the need to balance our duties to beneficiaries, with our duties to donors.That’s why we make this commitment to you.We will comply with the law as it applies to charities and fundraising and we commit that we will guarantee to adhere to best practice as outlined in the Fundraising Code of Practice.We will monitor fundraisers, volunteers and third parties working with us to raise funds, ensuring that they also comply with this Code of Practice.We guarantee to operate in line with the values of the Code; to be Legal, Open, Honest and Respectful in all our fundraising. To promote and underpin these values, we commit to the following standards:• We will be clear about who we are and what we do• We will give a clear explanation of how you can make a gift and change or stop a regular donation• If you do not want to give or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision• We will respect your rights and privacy• We have a procedure for dealing with people in vulnerable circumstances and it will be published on our website or will otherwise be available on request• We will hold your data securely• We will communicate with you in accordance with your selected preferences.If you feel we have not adhered to these standards or think we could do better please contact the Panel...

Freedom – a basis to promote a better understanding of abuse

We wanted to share with you an essay on The Freedom Programme by a talented graduate of the Freedom Programme in Fife: “Freedom – a basis to promote a better understanding of abuse” Freedom – a basis to promote a better understanding of abuse Don’t you get sick reading the paper? Too many ‘domestic abuse’ snippets. Yes snippets because, and unless someone dies, domestic abuse remains a snippet. It is an area too often looked into for the sole and only purpose of educative research. ‘Got my essay on domestic abuse. Dang here goes … I’d rather go out and party’ How many health and social care students find domestic abuse on the agenda? It is a fact that minorities and subclasses become a part of studies. In these PC days … one could not afford to offend someone/anyone to then find themselves accused of discrimination. Imagine the shame of it… Perish the thought! We shall address each and every sub class there are and should we find time to add on a few more to our busy schedule then we shall! Oh the joy of proving to be such caring Universities/Colleges etc. Naturally and due to such a hectic educational calendar, we shall stick to the headlines only. Why not throw in something written by a ‘victim’ just to make it look a little more lively and well researched. Look what we dug out of the woodwork for you! Students! Get your teeth into that just before your tea break of course. We shall yet make professionals out of you (we hope). I know this to be the...