Governance, Trustees, Management Committee

The trustees have oversight responsibility for the charity which means making sure it achieves the objectives in its governing document (see below). Trustee positions are unpaid.

We are always on the look out for dedicated people to come and join us. We think we’re a good team and everyone gets a kick out of helping some of the less well off in our community. Those with a disability are particularly welcome to apply but it is not a requirement. Why not contact us to find out more?

Governing Document

DAS was first registered as a charity in 1990 and adopted the Charity Commission’s standard CIO Foundation model for its governing document (constitution) when it incorporated in 2013.

Officers & Trustees

Graham WalkerChairRod GibsonSecretary
Robin StroudTreasurerStephen DoeDep Treasurer
Claire HindmarchTrusteeGary MorganTrustee
Joanne StroudTrustee

Trustees’ & Manager’s Handbook

The Handbook sets out our procedures for complying with the Charity Commission’s guidance and our governing document.

Register of interests

It is our policy to maintain an up to date Register of Interests. In recording all our other interests openly, any actual or potential conflicts of interest can be identified more easily by individual trustees and the Management Committee. In the interests of being entirely open and transparent on the matter publicly we publish the details below.

The register is reviewed and updated as necessary on an annual basis or as and when if individual trustees and/or the manager’s circumstances or that of their Connected Persons change in the interim.

Key policies

All policies are reviewed in accordance with an agreed timetable.

Safeguarding Policy