Addaction is a registered charity in accordance with the Charities Act 1993. Our registered charity number is 1001957 in England and SCO40009 in Scotland.
Our registered office is:
67-69 Cowcross Street
Addaction is also constituted as a private company limited by guarantee and is registered under the Companies Act 1985, number 02580377, to the address above.
Addaction is governed by a Board of Trustees. Our trustees are responsible for the general control and management of the administration of Addaction.
The board is made up of 14 members who lead the overall strategic direction of the organisation. They meet every three months with our lead management team. Addaction’s governance procedures are reviewed and revised regularly.
How we set our standards
At Addaction, we are fully committed to continued improvement. It means that we consistently offer the best to our service users, staff and stakeholders.
We achieve this by using a robust framework of quality assurance and by employing a dedicated team to oversee all of Addaction's clinical governance matters (including a comprehensive and varied system of internal auditing). That team also includes members who ensure incidents are investigated, actions taken and any 'learning' is effectively shared with the rest of the organisation.
But we're not just reactive, Addaction's culture of learning means that our staff are always on top of the most up-to-date reports, teaching and information. It means we adapt to new methods of supporting our service users both quickly and effectively.
Our governance framework is compliant with a range of regulatory requirements and best practice guidance, such as that of the Care Quality Commission, the Scottish Care Inspectorate (including the underlining legislation), National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), Public Health England and Health Scotland. In addition the team and system works in conjunction with local services and commissioners so as to allow for local priorities and needs to be met.
Addaction's governance team and system is overviewed by our Board of Trustees, who are then supported by a Clinical Governance Directorate to ensure that robust accountability is both achieved and monitored.