New audio podcasts for trustees

The Charity Commission, the regulator of charities in England and Wales, has published two new audio podcasts, designed to help trustees understand their duties under charity law.

Over two podcasts, trustees can hear from experienced Commission staff about the principles of some of the regulators guidance.

The new episodes include:

  • Beneficiaries as trustees - Neal Green, Policy Adviser at the Charity Commission is joined by Dominic Cookson, from a charity that supports children, teenagers, adults and families living with and affected by HIV to discuss the benefits of 'user trusteeship' and how the regulator's guidance can help charities foresee and avoid some problems that might occur.
  • Managing disputes - Steve Barnett Head of Operational case work at the Charity Commission is joined by one of his case officers to look at a case study of a charity struggling to operate due to an internal dispute. They look to what the Commission expects trustees to do to solve this problem themselves and the advice in the regulators guidance.