The purpose of The Donaldson Trust is to promote and encourage children and young people with additional support needs to realise their potential.
The Board of Trustees has recently reviewed its charitable purpose to reflect its plans for the future strategic direction of The Trust.
The role of the Board of Trustees is to formulate strategy, ensure accountability and shape culture. The Board continues to review and plan for the future strategic direction of the Trust, financial sustainability and quality.
The Board & Committees
Each of the sub Committees of the Board reports to the full Board quarterly meetings to provide a high level summary of key assurances, issues, risks and matters requiring the Board’s approval or endorsement.
Each of the Committees annually reviews its remits and practices to assess effectiveness in meeting its terms of reference; highlighting areas of concern; and outlining key strategic issues on its agenda for the forthcoming year.
The remits and purposes of the three Board Committees are currently as set out below.
Quality, Practice and Improvement Committee (QPIC)
The purpose of the Quality, Practice and Improvement Committee is, on behalf of the Board, to provide policy guidance, oversight and scrutiny on all matters relating to safeguarding, quality of service; service improvements; new models of delivery and compliance of service.
Finance and Audit Committee (FAAC)
The purpose of the Finance and Audit Committee is, on behalf of the Board, to provide policy guidance, oversight and scrutiny on all matters relating to governance; finance; internal control; audit; risk management; income strategy; investments; and business development activities.
Human Resources and Organisational Development Committee (HRODC)
The purpose of the Human Resource and Organisational Development Committee is, on behalf of the Board, to provide policy guidance, oversight and scrutiny on all matters relating to employer responsibilities; staff development; and Board recruitment and development.