Updated guidance for Trustees Trustees should use essential finance guidance to help improve compliance. Trustees’ legal duties regarding financial management haven’t changed but the Charity Commission is making a conscious push to ensure trustees are best placed to protect their charity’s assets and resources. More on this here. CVS South Gloucestershire can offer local advice and guidance on making sure your Trustees are compliant with the legal responsibilities through our Good Governance service run by our Chief Officer, Helen Black. For more information contact Sally "Robust financial management is vital to ensure that charities are able to meet the needs of their beneficiaries and also to increase public trust and confidence in the charitable sector. We’ve seen in our casework that weak financial governance can be extremely destabilising for charities, affect their ability to operate, and leave them vulnerable to fraud and abuse. It is vital that trustees are familiar with the charity’s governing document, understand the finances, ensure control and procedures are in place and work, and ask the right - and sometimes difficult - questions."Paula Sussex, Chief Executive at the Charity Commission The Charity Commission highlights the key points of the Essential Trustee guidance in this five minute video.