NCVO has published the new 'charity ethical principles' which have been developed in consultation with the sector over the last year.

Developed by NCVO with the support and engagement of the sector, including a wide range of charities, the charity ethical principles set out the current consensus over the shared values and ethics that should guide practice and decision making in all organisations.

Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) was involved with the development of the principles from the beginning as a member of the advisory group.

The final document espouses four essential principles:

  • Beneficiaries first;
  • Integrity;
  • Openness;
  • Right to be safe.

The principles are not a set of rules that tell charities how they should act in all situations. Instead they provide an overarching framework that can guide decision making, good judgement and conduct.

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