SARI has recently achieved the Trusted Charity Mark award, which recognises the excellent work it does as a third sector organisation in their operational areas of Bristol, B&NES, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Somerset.
Trusted Charity is part of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and is the only UK quality standard designed to help third sector organisations operate more effectively and efficiently. SARI was assessed against the 11 standards of effective practice in Trusted Charity, including in governance, leadership and management, managing staff and volunteers and managing money, and proved to meet all standards.
Irvin Campbell, Chair of SARI, expressed his delight:
This quality mark is crucial indicator that SARI has demonstrably met a high standard in a wide range of quality areas. Obtaining the Trusted Charity quality mark is a major step in our business development plan and is critical when applying for future funding to sustain our much needed work especially during these volatile and divisive times.
Nick Snow, Trusted Charity Programme Manager, NCVO said:
We are delighted for the trustees, staff and volunteers of SARI that they have achieved the Trusted Charity Mark. We know that organisations using the Trusted Charity standard benefit by having better governance, better systems and procedures and better quality of services for their users and it is great that the community of Trusted Charity users in the United Kingdom and Ireland is growing.
SARI is a service user/community-oriented agency that provides support and advice to victims of hate crime and promotes equality and good relations between people with protected characteristics as defined by law. SARI primarily offers a free, client led casework support service to clients who has suffered from hate crime but also also engages in preventative work, delivering ED&I training and audits to organisations and education interventions by working with children, young people and schools and providing support to pupils facing racist and other hate incidents in and around schools. SARI also deliver anti-hate based behaviour and cultural awareness sessions to pupils and school staff and work also extends to perpetrators and young offenders.