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Meeting your responsibilities as a board

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All trustees must take responsibility for and use their skills and experience to inform decisions that benefit the charity.

Trustees aren’t expected to be experts in everything, but they’re required to do their best to comply with their duties. In the Charity Commission guidance, The Essential Trustee, this is called acting with reasonable care and skill.

The information set out is not a complete list of the board responsibilities but acts as a way to think about some of the responsibilities that exist.

This page was last reviewed for accuracy on 29 April 2022

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