A review was carried out in February of the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable organisations.
The Governance Code is based on these five main principles:
- Leading the organisation
- Exercising control over the organisation
- Being transparent and accountable
- Working effectively
- Behaving with integrity
Comments were sought by stakeholders on the following aspects of the Code:
- Code compliance process
- Stewardship and ownership of the code
- Content of the code
The review also comprised of a survey conducted with a selection of organisations that are compliant with the Governance Code, some organisations that are working towards compliance, and some that have chosen not to sign up to the Code.