A good governance check-up has been created by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO).
Along with a number of TSI representatives and others, SCVO is a member of Scotland’s Third Sector Governance Forum and was involved in helping to develop The Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector.
The Good Governance Checkup document is to be used in conjunction with the Code to help trustees regularly review their governance.
The Governance Code sets out five core principles and key elements of good governance for the boards of charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises, whatever their shape, size or activities.
The Code encourages trustees to look at, and improve, their governance, and is supported by practical resources. It is a tool to support continuous improvement and strengthen the effectiveness of governance across the third sector in Scotland and provides a standard to aspire to.
Boards can now also use the check-up to identify areas for improvement and monitor and record their journey to good governance:
The document can be downloaded here: scottish-governance-code-checkup