Girls’ Brigade Ministries is the operating name of Girls’ Brigade England & Wales.
Girls’ Brigade Ministries is led by our Trustee Board who set the strategic direction of the charity, oversee the finances, and make decisions about all our initiatives. You can meet our trustees below.
The Network Executive of Girls’ Brigade England & Wales represent our community groups and the group is consulted on matters which would impact these. This group is made up of representatives from across England & Wales regions to ensure it reflects the voices of our members. The Network Executive feeds back to the GB England & Wales’ Council who meet 3 times a year at our conferences.
This is GB Ministries’ governing document setting out the rules for how the charity must be governed. For example, it states how many trustees we must have and how many meetings of the Council must take place a year.
The constitution was updated in 2017 to reflect Girls’ Brigade Ministries becoming the operating name of Girls’ Brigade England & Wales.
Life to the Full
Life to the Full is GB Ministries’ policy document containing details on topics like safeguarding, dealing with complaints, GDPR, social media, and appointing new leaders.
It’s part of the compulsory training for all GB leaders and helpers and this, together with our mission to be relational, relevant and responsive to the young people with whom we work, provides a framework of good practice for use by all volunteers and staff working in GBM and is intended to ensure the safe nurture of all the children and young people in our care.
Life to the Full was updated and relaunched in April 2018. All new GB leaders need to be trained in Life to the Full. Existing leaders need refresher training every 5 years unless their church denomination specifies this to be sooner.
We submit a report on all our activities and finances to the Charity Commission every year, and the latest one is below. The 2019 annual report won’t be available until the accounts are signed off in June 2020.
Pastoral care principles
Check out our six pastoral care principles as we seek to ensure that every GB community group is a place of belonging for all of God’s people.