Autism Bedfordshire is a charitable company limited by guarantee.  It was registered as a charity on 14th November 2003 and incorporated on 9th January 2004 at Companies House, Crown Way, Cardiff, CF14 3UZ.

Registration no: 04632497

Registered office and operation address: Suite B1, 1 Hammond Road, Elms Farm, Bedford, Bedfordshire MK41 0UD.

The company was established under a Memorandum of Association, which established the objects and powers of the charitable company and is governed under its Articles of Association. Under those articles, the members of the Management Committee are elected at the A.G.M. to serve a period of 3 years, subject to ratification at each A.G.M. which is usually held in October each year - see the minutes of the last AGM here.

The Members of the Management Committee are Trustees of the Charitable Company and also Directors for the purposes of Company Law.

This Board of Trustees is strongly involved in setting our overall direction and vision, and the trustees understand how the charity operates and what its opportunities and challenges are.  Monthly board meetings are well attended and our vision, mission and objectives are regularly reviewed. You can see who our trustees are here.

To view a summary of our 2017-2018 Annual Report and Accounts, please click here. If you would like to see the full version, please contact our office.

You can also find us on the Charity Commission website for England and Wales.

Autism Bedfordshire operates under a number of policies and procedures which can be read below:

Adoption Policy

Anti-Bullying and Harassment Policy

Anti-Corruption Policy

Anti-Fraud Policy

Anti-Radicalisation Policy and Prevent Strategy

Behaviour Management Policy

Bereavement Leave

Business Continuity Plan

Child Protection Policy

Child Protection Policy - Appendices

Compassionate Leave Policy

Compliments, Comments and Complaints Policy

Compliments , Comments and Complaints Leaflet

Confidentiality Policy

Credit & Debit Card Policy and Procedure

Customer Care Policy

Data Protection Policy

Disciplinary Policy and Procedure

Driving Policy

Environmental Policy

Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy

Finance Policy

Fire Evacuation Policy and Procedure

First Aid Policy

Flexible Working Policy

Grievance Policy and Procedure

Health, Safety and Welfare Policy

ICT Policy

Intellectual Property Policy and Regulations

Left Child Policy

Lone Working Policy

Lost Child Policy

Maternity Policy

Media Policy

Medication Policy and Procedure

Mobile Phone Policy

No Smoking Policy

Paternity Policy

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

Recruitment and Supervision Policy

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy and Procedure

Shared Parental Leave (Adoption) Policy

Shared Parental Leave (Birth) Policy

Sick Child Policy

Sickness Absence Policy

Social Media Policy

Special Education Needs Policy

Staff Behaviour Policy (Code of Conduct)

Storage, Handling, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information Policy

Student Placement Policy

Time Off For Antenatal Appointments

Time Off In Lieu (TOIL) Policy

Time Off For Public Duties

Time Off To Train Policy

Toileting and Changing Policy

Volunteers Policy

Whistle Blowing Policy and Procedure