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Being a trustee

Are you a trustee of Mothers' Union? Or thinking about taking on this role? This section is for trustees old and new with up to the minute information about the roles and responsibilities of charity trustees and simple guidance to help you carry out your role effectively.

Becoming a diocesan trustee

A quick guide to becoming a trustee of Mothers' Union in your diocese.

Trustee Induction Pack

A suggested model of good induction practice for those becoming a Mothers' Union diocesan trustee for the first time.

Diocesan Trustee Guide

An outline of what you need to know and what you need to do as a diocesan trustee - and where to find out more.

Trustee Eligibility Declaration

A form to declare that you are not prevented from acting as a charity trustee in England & Wales.

DBS checks for trustees

In line with advice from the Charity Commission for England & Wales, trustees of Mothers' Union dioceses require an enhanced DBS check. This document explains what needs to be done to meet this requirement.

Conflicts of Interest

Trustees are legally required to act in the best interests of Mothers' Union in their diocese, but sometimes a conflict of interest can arise. This is a straightforward guide to help trustee boards to manage such conflicts, should they occur.

Running a meeting and decision-making

Guidelines to help with running meetings effectively, allowing trustees to be well informed and enabling them to make the best decisions for Mothers’ Union in the diocese.

Collective Responsibility

Steps to enable trustees to be equally responsible for all decisions made by the trustee board.

Code of Conduct

A model code of conduct which can be used as a guide for a board to agree the standards of behaviour and conduct expected of individual trustees.