Code of Good Governance

The Code of Good Governance sets out the principles and practices of good governance for the boards of voluntary and community organisations. The Code sets out best practice, it is not mandatory.

The revised Code sets out the five key principles that form the basis of the Code together with the most important supporting characteristics. The principles are broadly generic so that organisations of any size or type can use the Code. The principles are not laid out in order of importance or priority, each of the five principles are equally important.

The Developing Governance Group have remapped the practical resources on the website in line with the principles of the Code, and created the ‘governance health check’ to assist organisations with implementing the Code.

Both resources have been devised to provide practical information and a self-assessment framework for voluntary boards to assess their own governance practices, identify areas for improvement and demonstrate accountability.

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