Charity Governance Code 2017

Governance has become a hot topic for the charity sector in recent years, in particular since the Kids Company collapse in 2015. In response, the Charity Governance Code has been updated and is aimed at encouraging higher standards of governance and leadership across the sector.

The Code, the latest version of which was published on 13 July 2017, is not a mandatory requirement, however the Charity Commission and the steering group of charity umbrella bodies that developed it are strongly urging charities to embrace its principles. To aid its use, the Code is broken down into seven principles, with a number of recommended practices outlined, including more diversity within boards, a limit on the length of trusteeship, and a strong emphasis on the role of the chair.

Our factsheet outlines the seven principles behind the Code and helps you understand the recommended action to comply with the principles and achieve effective governance.

Download our factsheet here.
 

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