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Legal and Licences

As a PTA committee you have a duty of care to ensure that you are operating legally. We know that interpreting and understanding current legal requirements can be very confusing so we have produced a series of Information sheets focussing on the legal aspects of running a PTA. If you need any further clarification please do not hesitate to contact us or your local regional adviser.

Volunteer Checks - England and WalesMonday, 3 March, 2014

CRB checks have been replaced by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  PTA-UK explains the changes and what they mean for PTAs.   ... more

Volunteer Checks - Northern IrelandMonday, 3 March, 2014

Changes to CRB checks come into effect (Northern Ireland).  PTA-UK's guide to the changes and what they mean for PTAs. ... more

Charity Registration - England and WalesMonday, 3 March, 2014

PTAs with an income in excess of £5,000 should register as a charity. ... more

Charity Registration - Northern IrelandWednesday, 2 April, 2014

PTAs with an income in excess of £5,000 should register as a charity. ... more

Good Practice - Data ProtectionFriday, 7 March, 2014

Understand the regulations regarding the use and storage of personal data. ... more

Health and Safety at PTA EventsFriday, 7 March, 2014

Health and safety is a key part of event planning. ... more

Licences - An IntroductionMonday, 3 March, 2014

When planning a PTA event you must ensure that you obtain the correct licences. ... more

Licences - EventsMonday, 10 March, 2014

It's important to understand what licences your PTA may need. ... more

Licences - LotteryMonday, 10 March, 2014

If you're holding a raffle, you may need a licence. ... more

Public Benefit - England and WalesMonday, 10 March, 2014

Seeking charitable status? You'll need to know about 'public benefit requirement'. ... more

This information sheet is a benefit of PTA-UK membership. It is published by PTA-UK for its members. Content in whole or in part may not be produced without the express written permission of PTA-UK. For information please contact PTA-UK on info@pta.org.uk. PTA-UK has made every effort to ensure the content is accurate and correct at the time of publication but some details may be subject to change without notice. PTA-UK will not therefore be held responsible for loss or other liability that may result from actions or decisions taken by a PTA / member, based on the advice given.

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