Act in the best interests of service users (children and young people)
Make sure charity money is spent on the intended purpose
Operate within an organisational structure with set rules
Avoid conflicts of interest / remain independent
Trustees take overall responsibility for everything STEP does, and act collectively to direct it, according to the Charity’s governing document (Constitution).
Governance is concerned with leadership and direction. It is about ensuring STEP has a clear, shared vision of its purpose, what it is aiming to achieve and how in broad terms it will go about doing it.
However, although they have ultimate responsibility, governance is not a role for trustees alone. Trustees must work with managers, staff, volunteers, service users and stakeholders to ensure STEP is properly run and meets the needs for which it was set up.
If you are interested in finding out more about the committee, or becoming a Trustee, please send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org