RESPONSIBILITIES OF BOARD AND BOARD MEMBERS FOR POLICIES
It is a requirement of all organisations which seek public, or charitable, funding to adopt formal Policies which lay down the principles, and in some cases the details, of how the Board corporately, and the Board Members (“Trustees” or “Directors”) individually, will comply with legislative and other requirements.
These requirements arise from the Law generally, including Company Law, Equal Opportunities Law, and many other fields of Law. Charities have additional Compliance obligations, as do all organisations which have Employees. Tax Law will always have to be considered.
The Articles of CDT include rules covering Conflicts of Interest, Conduct of Meetings and the like, for some of which – for example Board Etiquette – Policies reinforcing the Articles have already been adopted.
Further Policies will have to be adopted as the circumstances of CDT change, for example should Charitable Status be awarded and should Employees be recruited.
The Policies adopted at this stage include:
Protective Policies, including Safeguarding and Risk Management
Board Policies, including Conflicts of Interest
Compliance Policies, including Data Protection and Health & Safety
This introduction reflects the position following the meeting of the Board on 22 November 2017. At that time, CDT had not applied for Charitable Status, and had no Employees.
Issue 1, 23 Nov 17
Cupar Development Trust is a Company Limited by Guarantee (SC522831)