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Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

A well-run board, both collectively and individually, embraces and demonstrates mutual respect, integrity, openness and accountability.

As the board, we understand that our behaviour can have a far-reaching effect and is fundamental to our organisation’s reputation and sustainability. We need to make sure our behaviour is consistent with our organisation’s vision and values.

We will achieve this by doing the following:

  • Being open and honest about how we govern, who we are, and the decisions we make.
  • Recognising and understanding that real and perceived conflicts of interest must be managed in line with the law, our governing document and our conflicts of interest policy.
  • Creating a constructive environment where different, and sometimes conflicting, views are respected and welcomed, and decisions are reached collectively.
  • Listening to each other, the people who benefit from our work, our members, employees and volunteers, and any other interested parties, and respecting the role they each play.
  • Dealing with any dominant individuals or power imbalances which may affect our organisation.
  • Making sure our organisation promotes equality, diversity and inclusion and incorporates these principles and ethical standards in the policies, practices and culture of our organisation.
  • Making sure our organisation takes account of climate change and other environmental factors in its decision-making.
  • Handling concerns and complaints openly, fairly and constructively.
Last modified on 10 January 2024
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