Council of Reference
Dr. Sara Afshari
Rt Rev Wallace Benn
Rev Prof Philip McCormack MBE
Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali
Frog and Amy Orr-Ewing
Dr. Ben Pugh
Board of Trustees
David Armond CBE (Chairman) | Dr Berhane Asmelash | David Bentley | Sue Harrison| Mary Print | Sarah Shearer FCA (Treasurer) | Andrew Wayland
Registered Charity 280577. Scotland SC040456. The ministry of Release International, a company limited by guarantee in England, No. 1506576. Registered office: C/O Kingston Smith LLP, Betchworth House, 57-65 Station Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1DL
Our audited accounts can be viewed on the Charity Commission web site.
You can read/download a copy of our latest Annual Report here.
FUNDRAISING IN ENGLAND, NORTHERN IRELAND AND WALES
THE FUNDRAISING REGULATOR’S REGISTRATION SYSTEM (FRRS)
Release International is registered with the Fundraising Regulator as part of their Registration System (FRRS). This means that we are committed to high standards of fundraising practice in all that we do.
Release International abides by the Fundraising Regulator’s Fundraising Promise:
This promise outlines the commitment made to donors and the public by fundraising organisations which register with the Fundraising Regulator. Those who register with the regulator agree to ensure their fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful. The standards for fundraising are set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice.
FUNDRAISING IN SCOTLAND
THE OFFICE OF THE SCOTTISH CHARITY REGULATOR (OSCR)
AND THE SCOTTISH FUNDRAISING STANDARDS PANEL
The FRRS does not apply in Scotland. The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) and The Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel (SFSP) regulate fundraising in Scotland. Release International is also a registered charity with the OSCR.
In Scotland, the Fundraising Guarantee is the commitment to best practice made to donors and the public by fundraising organisations which are registered by law in Scotland. The Fundraising Guarantee is set alongside a Scottish commitment to abide by the the Code of Fundraising Practice.
INVESTIGATION OF COMPLAINTS
All complaints about fundraising at Release International will be investigated within 28 days. If you are not satisfied with our response, you can refer the complaint to the Fundraising Regulator (for England, Wales and Northern Ireland); or to The Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel (for Scotland).
COMPLAINTS MADE TO THE FUNDRAISING REGULATOR
(ENGLAND, WALES AND NORTHERN IRELAND)
You have two months to make a complaint to the Fundraising Regulator from the date of our response to you. To refer a complaint to the Fundraising Regulator, please fill out their online form.
COMPLAINTS MADE TO THE SCOTTISH FUNDRAISING STANDARDS PANEL
As an organisation we take all forms of complaints very seriously. You can read (and download) our Supporters’ Complaints Policy here.