OSCR Trustees general duties and good governanace checklist
Charity law in Scotland imposes four general duties on charity trustees. They must:
• act in the interests of the charity
• seek, in good faith, to ensure that the charity operates in a manner that is consistent with its objects or purposes
• act with the care and diligence that it is reasonable to expect of a person who is managing the affairs of another person
• ensure that the charity complies with the provisions of the 2005 Act, and other relevant legislation
Trustees need to consider their obligations. A few months ago OSCR prepared, based on their regulatory experiences, a good governance checklist. It provides 11 questions that trustees and potential trustees may wish to consider. It includes both legal requirements and good practice.