Governance

Governance

Governance

Governance

CFAB, as a registered charity, is governed by the Charity Commission of England and Wales.  Our Trustees ensure the charity meets – and often exceeds – regulatory requirements. 

Our work with Central Authorities of the 1996 Hague Convention falls within Article 31 (a) which enables Central Authorities to facilitate the communications or offer the assistance provided for in Chapter V of the Convention, either directly or ‘through public authorities or other bodies’.

The Practical Handbook on the Operation of the 1996 Hague Convention (HCCH, 2014) and the Explanatory Report to the Convention (Lagarde, 1997, 140), refer to the International Social Services as an example of a body of ‘uncontested competence’ which might perform such functions.

As the UK representative of the International Social Services (ISS), we regularly report to the ISS Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland. The Secretariat, a separate legal entity to CFAB, is subject to Swiss Civil Code. More information can be found here.

Other Governance Documents

CFAB Child Protection Policy
CFAB fully recognises its responsibilities with regard to child protection. This policy applies to all staff, trustees and volunteers working within our organisation.
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CFAB Legal Advice Service
Terms of Business: This information sheet is provided to clients of CFAB’s Legal Advice Service.
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Terms and Conditions
If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern Children and Families Across Borders’ (CFAB) relationship with you in relation to this website.
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Privacy Policy
CFAB provides this privacy and information practices policy (“Privacy Notice”) to inform you about the kinds of information we may collect, how we intend to use and share that information, and how you can correct or change such information.
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If you require further information on any of our governance documents, please contact us.