Charity Trustee Disqualification

Compliance-Rules-Regulations-and-Guidelines-arrows-sign-street-signPeople Who Can’t Be Trustees

People aged under 18 (16 if your charity is a Company or Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO))

People who are disqualified by law (banned) from acting as charity trustees, including anyone who:

  • has an unspent conviction for an offence involving dishonesty or deception
  • is currently declared bankrupt (or is subject to bankruptcy restrictions or an interim order) or has an individual voluntary arrangement (IVA) with creditors
  • is disqualified from being a company director
  • has previously been removed as a trustee by either the Charity Commission or the High Court due to misconduct or mismanagement
  • is disqualified from being a trustee by an order of the Charity Commission under section 181A of the Charities Act 2011

While a person is disqualified they will also be disqualified from holding positions with senior management functions (whether paid or unpaid) within the charity or charities concerned, unless the commission includes an exception in the disqualification order that this is not the case.

You can search the register of Removed Trustees here