The recent Kids Company case – in which the Official Receiver challenged the actions of the trustees and CEO of insolvent charitable company Kids Company – shone a very public spotlight on the position of charity trustees and senior managers.

The High Court dismissed the Official Receiver’s bid to disqualify the former trustees and CEO from serving as company directors. But what lessons does the case hold for the sector? And how can charities meet some of the challenges faced by their trustees today?

This update covers:

  • The broad impact of the case on charity trustees
  • The implications of the case for CEOs, and how they can avoid being seen as ‘de facto’ directors
  • The principles of effective delegation
  • A useful guide to trustee induction
  • Removing a trustee from a board
  • Resilience and wellbeing for boards
  • Trustee liability
  • The potential protections of indemnity insurance cover

Click here to read our Charity and social enterprise update: trustees in the spotlight

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