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How we're governed

In Control is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. We have a Board of Trustees and its members are also directors of In Control for the purposes of company law.

The Board of Trustees has overall responsibility for the strategic leadership and governance of In Control.

Statutory duties of trustees

As a trustee of a charity there are a number of statutory duties that must be complied with as detailed below.

  • To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
  • To ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document.
  • To ensure the organisation uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects: the charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are.
  • To contribute actively to the board of trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
  • To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation.
  • To ensure the financial stability of the organisation.
  • To protect and manage the property of the charity and to ensure the proper investment of the charity's funds.
  • If the charity employs staff, to appoint the chief executive officer and monitor his/her performance.

Members of our Board of Trustees all have extensive experience of working within the health and social care sector.

Information on each of our trustees can be found below under related resources.

Clenton Farquharson is the Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Last Updated : 02 February 2017. Page Author: philippa.barker.