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Learn what criteria determine the eligibility of trustees and local governors to hold office, and use our checklist when assessing new candidates.

These criteria are based on the model articles of association (paragraphs 68 to 80). Check your own articles of association too, as these may differ.

The disqualification criteria

In summary

A person can't be a trustee or local governor if they:

It is for the chair of trustees or CEO to make the decision on whether the DBS check reveals the person to be unsuitable. If their decision is disputed, it can be referred to the Secretary of

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