Governance Resources
Added or updated on the legal update website for voluntary organisations

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Reporting Serious Incidents – England and Wales
Charity Commission consultation on revised guidance for reporting serious incidents ended on 12 January 2017.

Governance Codes

  • Consultation until 3 February 2017 on draft governance code for charities in England and Wales (also relevant to non-charities).
  • Complete revamp of Northern Ireland DIY committee website, which includes the NI good governance code and other governance resources.
  • New governance code for sports organisations – compliance to be obligatory from April 2017 for any sports organisation applying for government or National Lottery funding.

All at 

Other Recent Governance Resources

  • Easy-read version of NCVO's Good trustee guide, to support people with a learning disability who are or might become charity trustees.
  • Updated guidance and good practice for trustees from OSCR for Scottish charities, plus an easy-read version.
  • Two reports from New Philanthropy Capital: Above and beyond in trusteeship and What makes a good charity?
  • Advising Communities continues some of the services of Community Matters.

Also click here for  information following on from the governance codes.

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