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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.

Managing risks & problems

Every organisation has to think about potential risks and challenges. It's likely that there will be problems to think through and overcome. Depending on the size and structure of your organisation, policies and procedures may be developed by staff or by trustees, but trustees have ultimate responsibility. Your organisation should identify as many of these risks as possible, and make sure there are clear ways of controlling them. This guide talks you through some of the things you need to think about.

Tracey Bird

It's impossible to eliminate risk, but you can identify and explore potential issues your organisation may face. This will help you reduce and control any problems that may occur.

Tracey Bird,
Information officer