DEPAUL’S LEGAL STRUCTURE
Depaul UK is a subsidiary of Depaul International.
Depaul UK is:
· A Company Limited by Guarantee (number 2440093) registered in England with Companies House and not having share capital, and
· A Charity – registered with the Charity Commission (number 802384).
Depaul Housing Services is a subsidiary of Depaul UK and a Registered Provider – registered with the Homes and Communities Agency (number C2683).
DEPAUL UK COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES
The operations of Depaul UK are controlled under the direction of the Council of Trustees, within the regulatory framework set by the Charity Commission and Companies Act.
Our "Memorandum of Articles of Association" as well as any complementary rules of procedure as defined by the Council, are the rules by which the organisation operates and decisions are made.
DEPAUL HOUSING SERVICES BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The operations of Depaul Housing Services are controlled under the direction of the Board of Depaul Housing Services, within the regulatory framework set by the Homes and Communities Agency – The Regulatory Framework for Social Housing in England (April 2015), Charity Commission and Companies Act.
Our "Memorandum of Articles of Association", as well as any complementary rules of procedure as defined by the Board, are the rules by which the organisation operates and decisions are made.
MEMBERSHIP AND COMPOSITION OF THE DEPAUL UK COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES
The Council of Trustees is made up of 17 Members, and manages the process of recruitment of the trustees and their chair.
Trustees are recruited for a period of three years and may renew their term for a further period of three years.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES
The Council of Trustees' responsibilities are active, not passive, and include the responsibility of regularly evaluating the strategic direction of the charity, its management policies and the effectiveness with which the management implements them.
The Council of Trustees and each of the Council’s three sub-committees also have the power to hire independent legal, financial or other advisors as they deem necessary.
The Trustees' responsibilities also include overseeing the structure and composition of the charity’s Executive Team and monitoring legal compliance and the management of risks related to the charity’s operations.
AUDIT AND RISK MANAGEMENT
Depaul’s independent auditor is appointed annually by our Council of Trustees at the Annual General Meeting. The appointment of the auditor is based upon its evaluation of the qualifications and independence of the auditor to be proposed for election or re-election on an annual basis. The current auditor is Crowe, Clark Whitehall.
Depaul has a Risk Management Policy and Procedures which outlines overall guidelines for risk management and related processes. The Policy is approved by the Council of Trustees, which is also responsible for oversight and evaluation of the Corporate Risk Register in connection with financial and business reviews, updates and decision-making proposals and is an integral part of the Council’s deliberations.
COMPANY SECRETARY for Depaul UK is Sam Karuhanga who can be contacted on 0207 939 1220.
Depaul UK is registered with the Housing Ombudsman, and for Data Protection purposes – with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
For enquiries about our Ombudsman and ICO Registration, please contact Maria Emerson-Smith
ANNUAL IMPACT REPORT 2015 AND ACCOUNTS 2015
Download and read our Annual Impact Report 2015 and Accounts 2015 here.
* Depaul UK is a member of the Caritas Social Action Network.