Our governance arrangements aspire to comply with the NCVO principles in Good Governance: A Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector. Under this code of governance the Board will provide good governance and leadership by:

 1) Understanding their role

Board members must understand their legal duties, stewardship of assets, provisions of governing document, the external environment & the total structure of organisation

2) Ensuring delivery of organisational purpose

Ensuring organisational purposes remain relevant & valid, developing a long term strategy, agree operational plans & budgets, monitoring progress and spending against budget

3) Working effectively both as individuals and as a team

Finding & recruiting new board members to meet needs in relation to skills, experience & diversity, providing suitable induction, providing all members with opportunities for training

4) Exercising effective control

Understands & complies with all legal regulatory requirements, ensure the organisation, continues to have good internal financial and management control, identifies and reviews major risks

5) Behaving with integrity

Safeguarding & promoting organisations reputation, act according to high ethical standards, identify, understand and manage conflicts of interest

6) Being open & accountable

Open communications, appropriate consultation on significant changes to the organisations services or policies, handling complaints constructively, listening and responding to views of funders & clients.

This does not, of course, imply that the Board will do all these things in a hands-on fashion. Rather, its role is to ensure that they are done through a combination of making decisions and monitoring work itself and delegating responsibility to the management team.

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