THE FRIENDSHIP BENCH Board of TRUSTEEs
Our duty to The Friendship Bench
As the Friendship Bench Trust we agree to...
Act in The Friendship Bench's best interests; understand the FB purpose and strategy, make responsible decisions, deal with conflicts of interest and loyalty.
Manage The Friendship Bench's resources responsibly; manage risks, budgeting, income generation, funding, property, employees and volunteers.
Comply with The Friendship Bench's governing document and the law.
Act with reasonable care and skill; use our skills & experience, take advice when needed, delegate respectfully and responsibly.
Ensure your charity is accountable; comply with accounting requirements, reduce risk of liability, and be transparent and equitable.
In decision making we shall...
Act within our powers.
Act in good faith, and only in the interests of The Friendship Bench.
Make sure everyone is sufficiently informed, taking any advice you need.
Take account of all relevant factors we are aware of.
Ignore any irrelevant factors.
Deal with conflicts of interest and loyalty.
Make decisions that are within the range of decisions that a reasonable trustee body could make in the circumstances.
In all we undertake as Trustee's we will keep the Friendship Bench purpose in mind, which is to enhance mental well-being and to improve quality of life by providing sustainable community based interventions that are evidence based, accessible and scalable.