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.
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.