Principles Of Governance

Principle 1: Providing Leadership

Principle 2: Exercising Control Over The Organisation

Principle 3: Being Transparent And Accountable

Principle 4: Working Effectively

Principle 5: Behaving With Integrity


Principle 1: Providing Leadership

This governance principle is all about being clear about the purpose, value and vision of the organisation and making good use of resources to achieve these.

To ensure that staff, members, volunteers, beneficiaries and funders understand and hopefully buy-in to the aims and objectives of the organisation a number of critical documents or policy statement need to be in place, relevant and widely communicated

Governance Principle 1

Principle 2: Exercising Control Over The Organisation

This governance principle is all having strong, robust and effective controls in place and ensuring that your organisation complies with relevant legal and regulatory requirements.
Governance Principle 2


Principle 3: Being Transparent And Accountable

This governance principle is about having the systems and policies in place to show clearly what you do, what you achieve and how the organisation uses its resources to its various stakeholders - your beneficiaries, members, staff, funders, regulators and the general public.

Governance Principle 3


Principle 4: Working Effectively

This governance principle is about the need for board members to have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities and about having documented procedures and policies on how the board and the individual board members will fulfil their duties and conduct the business of the board.

Governance Principle 4


Principle 5: Behaving With Integrity

This governance principle is about doing the right thing and behaving ethically and honestly.
The following assessment and checklist of questions is a helpful guide to see where your organisation is against the specific requirements of the Code's Behaving with Integrity Principle and the spirit and values underpinning the requirements.

Governance Principle 5