PODS is the main project run by START (Survivors Trauma and Abuse Recovery Trust). START is a charity which is registered with the Charity Commission, number 1161950. It is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, changing structure in June 2015 from its previous status as a Trust, governed by a Trust Deed dated 26 June 2011. There are currently three Trustees, all of whom have extensive experience in running charities, as well as contributing a variety of professional experience, such as accounting, marketing, IT and leadership.

The Trustees delegate the day-to-day running of the projects to the Director, Carolyn Spring, who leads a staff team of Andy Stephens as Operations Manager and Elisabeth Allan as Client Services Manager. They are assisted by Ania Anderson who works one half day per week.