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Standards we work to


Yorkshire Cancer Research has a responsibility to ensure that its interactions with children and adults classed as ‘at risk’ are safe. It also has a responsibility to have in place appropriate guidelines and procedures to support those working for the charity when they are interacting with children and adults at risk. This policy defines how the charity operates to safeguard children, young people and adults at risk of harm or neglect. 

Find out more about safeguarding at Yorkshire Cancer Research

The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC)

The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) is a membership organisation of the leading medical and health research charities in the UK. Working with member charities and partners, they aim to support the sector’s effectiveness and advance medical research by developing best practice, providing information and guidance, improving public dialogue about research and science, and influencing government.

About the AMRC

Fundraising Regulator

The Fundraising Regulator is the independent regulator of charitable fundraising. It was established following the Etherington review of fundraising self-regulation (2015) to strengthen the system of charity regulation and restore public trust in fundraising.Yorkshire Cancer Research has registered with the Fundraising Regulator to show our commitment to best practice in fundraising and support the Code of Fundraising Practice.

Research Advisory Panel

As part of our strategy, we set clear priorities and measure our achievements against them. Yorkshire Cancer Research’s research advisory panel confirms the quality and relevance of all research that is referred to the general guidance on public benefit when reviewing our activities against the objectives we set ourselves and in planning future activities. Yorkshire Cancer Research aims to fund the best quality scientific research into the causes and cures of cancer. We aim to provide a broad mix of scientific awards that gives our researchers the best chance of finding breakthroughs. We will also encourage other funders of cancer research to support world-class Yorkshire scientists and clinicians. We will ensure that the next generation of scientific leaders are being developed.

List of current research advisory panel members

The use of animals in cancer research

Yorkshire Cancer Research is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC). We support the principle of using animals in research when it is necessary to advance understanding of health and disease and to develop new treatments. This research only takes place where there is no alternative available. All AMRC member charities support this principle as outlined in this statement.