Guidance for Charity Trustees

1.  Charity Commission guidance in particular:

 

​Revised Conflicts of interest Guidance Published May 2014 http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/detailed-guidance/trustees-staff-and-volunteers/conflicts-of-interest-in-charities/

It's your decision:charity trustees and decision making
http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/detailed-guidance/trustees-staff-and-volunteers/its-your-decision-charity-trustees-and-decision-making/
July 2013

Charity Commission Handbook on Trustees' Administrative Duties - intended primarily for new Trustees
Updated November 2012

CC3 The Essential Trustee: what you need to know
Published February 2008, updated 2010, March 2012

CC10 Hallmarks of an Effective Charity
Published February 2008

The Economic Downturn – 15 Questions Trustees need to Ask 
Big Board Talk: 15 Questions Trustees Need to Ask revised and re-issued by the Charity Commission December 2012
PODCASTS

CC25 Managing Charity Assets and Resources
Published March 2011

The Register of Charities

2.  Good Governance: A Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector (October 2010)
CODE:

3.  Small Charities Coalition is a national support and networking organisation that helps over 6000 small charities, their staff, volunteers and trustees access the skills, knowledge and resources they need to best serve their causes.
http://www.smallcharities.org.uk/

4.
  The Governance Hub brings together people, information and ideas about governance in the voluntary and community sector.
The Governance Hub

5. The Foundation for Science and Technology (FST)
Publishes a number of useful guidance notes. Links to two are detailed below.
Notes for Guidance - Directors and Trustees Liabilitiies.doc
Notes for Guidance - Trustee Liability Indemnity Insurance.doc

6. Skills Third Sector - Trustees and Management Committee National Occupational Standards
http://www.skills-thirdsector.org.uk/national_occupational_standards/trusteenos/

UPDATED: 21st May 2014