Governance is the systems and processes relating to an organisation's overall direction, effectiveness, supervision and accountability. Strong governance helps boards and organisations to achieve their goals by acting appropriately and fairly.
BACP is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation which means our funds are used to maintain and develop the organisation for the benefit of our members and the communities in which we are active.
As a registered charity (number 298361) we are monitored by the Charities Commission to ensure that our aims are charitable and our accounts are in order.
In carrying out our governance, we follow the Charity Commission’s Charity Governance Code as a tool for continuous improvement.
We are directed and managed through a Board of Governors, Senior Leadership Team and six board-delegated committees.
The Articles of Association is our primary governance document which sets out the parameters of how we are run and governed.
The Standing orders are derived from our Articles and set out how we work: the proceedings, meetings and business of the Association.
The 2018 AGM took place on Friday 16 November at the Birmingham Conference and Event Centre. Read the minutes and find out more about the 2019 AGM.
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