Of interest to those involved in charity governance.
All charity trustees, regardless of the size or complexity of the organisation, should understand and be committed to complying with legal and regulatory requirements, and also to adopting good governance in a form that is effective and proportionate. As individuals, charity trustees must understand their legal duties and the limits of the powers which are set in their charity’s governing document.This document sets out standards which charity trustees should follow and provides suggestions to help trustees in fulfilling their duties.
Purpose of this guidance
Following recent instances of poor conduct in some organisations, there have been calls for all those involved in charities to behave in a manner commensurate with the values and ethics of the sector and individual charities. These trustee standards could be one guide – along with codes of conduct and regular culture reviews – to help ensure that behaviours in a charity are appropriate.
This document includes:
Standard 1 - Values
Standard 2 - Competence
Standard 3 - Probity
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