Getting The Right Structure – How Good Governance Can Help Sport Achieve Best Safeguarding Practice

Governance Sport and Activity

Good governance helps organisations work effectively. It helps them meet the needs of their people and be sustainable.

Governance refers to the way an organisation is run and makes decisions. It can include:

  • The organisation’s systems, processes, policies, controls and authorities.
  • How the people that lead the organisation are held to account about the direction they set and the decisions they make.

A Guide to Good Governance

Sport England Club Matters produced a guide to good governance.

The guide includes:

  • What is governance, and how can we make it “good”?
  • Who is responsible for governance?
  • What sort of benefits can good governance bring?

The guide then explores five key principles to help organisations achieve good governance:

  • Structure.
  • People.
  • Communication.
  • Standards and conduct.
  • Policies and procedures.

Head to the Club Matters Site to read their guide to good governance.