Charity Status

On Tuesday 9 May 2023, Kennington Amateur Dramatics (KADs) were delighted to have been granted charity status by the Charity Commission for England and Wales. 

Our registered number is: 1202947

As a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) the Society subscribes to the following 'Objects' as detailed in the CIO's Constitution (Clause 3):

The following objects are for the public benefit in the area of Kennington, Oxfordshire and neighbouring counties using the medium of musical, operatic and dramatic arts and performance based activities and events to further the purposes: -

(1) The advancement of musical theatre, operatic and dramatic arts and the education of the public in such arts in particular by the provision of opportunities to participate in said arts;

(2) To advance in life and help young people through the provision of recreational and leisure time activities provided in the interest of social welfare, designed to improve the conditions of life.


Our Trustees are: Helen Marshall, Sarah Ellner, Jessica Ebberson and Leigh-Anne El-Barhdadi

The KADs committee

The committee are the people who keep KADs running. They are a group of dedicated volunteers who organise the shows, arrange events and ensures the group continues to go from strength to strength!

Andrew Phelan (Chairman) EMAIL:

Tim Davies (Vice-chair) EMAIL:

Angela Peel (Treasurer)   EMAIL:

Pat Giles (Secretary)  EMAIL:

Kim Smith (Membership Secretary)  EMAIL:

Sarah Duke (Social Secretary)

Tim Davies (Publicity Officer)  EMAIL:

Helen Marshall, Jenny McGrath, Leigh-Anne El-Barhdadi, Louise Onslow-Major, Paige Morley, Vicky Masters-Reed and Hannah Gordon.

For more information about KADs, or if you have any questions, please speak to a KADs committee member listed above. 

Code of conduct


  • do put the ‘Code of Conduct’ guidance into practice.
  • do treat everyone with respect.
  • do provide an example you wish offers to follow.
  • do plan activities which involve more than one other person being present, or at least are within sight or hearing of others.
  • do respect a young person’s rights to personal privacy.
  • do have separate changing spaces adults and young people.
  • do provide access for young people to talk about any concerns they may have.
  • do encourage young people and adults to feel comfortable and caring enough to point out attitudes or behaviour they do not like.
  • do avoid situations that compromise your relationship with young people and are unacceptable within a relationship of trust (e.g. a sexual relationship between an adult member and a youth member over the age of consent).
  • do remember that someone else might misinterpret your actions, no matter how well-intentioned.
  • do recognise that caution is required even in sensitive moments of counselling, such as when dealing with bullying, bereavement or abuse.
  • do not permit abusive peer activities (e.g. initiation ceremonies, ridiculing, bullying)
  • do not play physical contact games with young people.
  • do not have any inappropriate physical or verbal contact with others.
  • do not jump to conclusions about others without checking facts.
  • do not allow yourself to be drawn into inappropriate attention seeking behaviour such as tantrums or crushes.
  • do not show favouritism to any individual.
  • do not make suggestive remarks or gestures, even in fun.
  • do not let suspicion, disclosure or allegation of abuse, go unrecorded or unreported.
  • do not rely on just your good name to protect you.
  • do not believe “it could never happen to me”.

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