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It is more important than ever that charity leaders and administrators understand the laws, controls and safeguards that surround their work. The introduction of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 and growing public scrutiny make good governance fundamental to the success of any not-for-profit organisation.

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Charity Governance Update

This policy update on 4 May from 6:30-8:30pm will cover the latest developments in the evolution of the charity code of governance and insights from the House of Lords Committee report into the sector.

In addition, ICSA will be launching a new report looking at the importance of a good culture within charities and highlighting some ‘red flags’ that could be warning signs for trustees and senior managers.

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Certificate in Charity Law and Governance

This course is designed to support governance professionals, company secretaries, administrators, charity directors and charity officers.

It provides a sound understanding of the principles and practice of charity governance for registered and unregistered charities and identifies the skills that you need to deliver good governance in your organisation. Successful completion of the eight-week course leads to a qualification and is delivered via distance learning to fit around your other commitments.

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Charity Law and Governance: A Practical Guide

The essential publication on the legal and regulatory framework within which both registered and unregistered charities in England and Wales operate, as well as being the approved text for those taking the ICSA Level 4 Certificate in Charity Law and Governance.

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This updated version explores the meaning of governance in the charity sector and the link between law, good governance and the role of trustees in the stewardship of charitable funds and assets.



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