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Annual Assurance Statement Suggested Clauses

Following on from the publication of the Self-Assurance Toolkit in July 2019, SFHA has commissioned Linda Ewart to draft some suggested clauses for use in Annual Assurance Statements.   The guidance is now available on the SFHA website.

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Further Freedom of Information (FOI) guidance and upcoming programme

  In early August, we shared with members our Open All Hours publication, that provided a template guide to information to aid with meeting the publication requirement under FOI.   We are pleased to announce that we have formed a partnership with TC Young to provide further guidance and services in relation to FOI and data protection.  

Update to Open All Hours available now

In 2016, SFHA and GWSF jointly commissioned Open All Hours – A Model Publication Framework for Housing Associations and Co-operatives.   The guidance was developed to provide guidance and recommendations about the range of information that should be readily available to tenants, customers and members of the public – especially through publication on websites. An update to this guidance, reflecting the publication requirements under Freedom of Information legislation is now available to all SFHA and GWSF members.  

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SFHA Self-Assurance Toolkit now available

The SFHA Self-Assurance Toolkit is now available to all social landlords.   The toolkit has been developed in conjunction with the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR), the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) and the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO).

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Self-Assurance Toolkit - July 2019

The SFHA Self-Assurance Toolkit is now available to all social landlords.   The toolkit has been developed in conjunction with the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR), the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) and the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO).

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Update on Self-Assurance Toolkit - May 2019

SFHA Leading on the development of Self-Assurance Toolkit in conjunction with Scottish Housing Regulator, GWSF and ALACHO

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Update on further SFHA FOI guidance and events

Following a series of events with Scottish Information Commissioner, SFHA, in conjunction with GWSF, is developing an update to its 2016 publication “Open All Hours”, along with further guidance and templates to aid members meet FOI requirements.  

Model Rules Update

SFHA Discussing Changes to Rules with Scottish Housing Regulator

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Data Protection Officer (DPO) services

When Freedom of Information “goes live” for RSLs on 11 November, this will bring with it the requirement to employ a Data Protection Officer (DPO) under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).    SFHA is aware that this requirement has been causing members some concern, particularly for smaller organisations with limited resources.   As there are limitations on who can carry out the role – such as it can never be the Chief Executive – this has left some of our members feeling like they have no one internal who can carry out the role. SFHA has negotiated three packages of support at heavily discounted rates for SFHA members.   As different members will have different needs, we recognised it was important to ensure different options were available.   

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Ardenglen members told of “continuous improvement” at AGM

CEO Audrey Simpson spoke of “change and progress”.

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Arklet tenants say yes to merger

Arklet to merge with Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association.  

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New Chairperson for Port of Leith Housing Association

Vice Chair Caitlin McCorry has now been appointed Chairperson of the association.

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Housing Scotland and Spotlight magazine: Summer 2019

Now available online for SFHA members.

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Governance succession planning and diversity

By Charles Turner, Chief Executive of Thenue Housing Association, and member of G8 Group. G8 representatives will deliver a session at this year’s SFHA Governance Conference in September.

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SHR: Assurance Statements will help embed culture of assurance, openness and transparency

Michael Cameron, the regulator’s Chief Executive, was speaking at Scotland’s Housing Network’s Scrutiny and Value for Money Practice Exchange in Glasgow.

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SFHA Launches Model Rules Consultation

The SFHA has launched a consultation on amendments to its Model Rules.   This comes following discussions with the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) regarding content.   As in previous years, the Rules have been drafted by TC Young.

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