Governance

Active Black Country is committed to ensuring that we define and embed robust governance arrangements which enable us to work to the highest standards across our organisation.  We have therefore developed a suite of documents which provide our framework demonstrating compliance, transparency and clarity of our approach; the following documents meet national standards and best practices enabling our Board, team and partners assurance of our good governance stewardship.


Audited Accounts
To download our 2016 / 2017 audited accounts, click here.

Assurance Framework
This document defines the Governance framework of Active Black Country detailing the Host, Board and ABC accountabilities, structure, remit and operating approach. A transparent governance framework is defined which makes clear the separation of powers, terms of reference and statement of responsibilities of all.  You can download a copy of this document here.

Board Equality and Diversity Statement
The Board values diversity and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all.  In line with Sport England’s A Code for Sports Governance, we recruit and engage with people with appropriate diversity, independence skills, experience and knowledge to take effective decisions that further the organisation’s goals. We demonstrate a strong and public commitment to progressing towards achieving gender parity and greater diversity on our Board.  You can download a copy of this document here.

ABC Inclusion and Diversity Action Plan - April 2018
You can download a copy of this document here.

ABC Board Recruitment and Selection Policy
The Board acknowledges that members have a huge impact on the effectiveness and performance of the region and therefore it is important that the highest quality candidates are appointed to these roles. The recruitment and selection policy therefore ensures that we are committed to robust processes to ensure we meet this aim/standards.  You can download a copy of this document here.

ABC Board Handbook
The purpose of this Handbook is to ensure that all Board members are fully informed of their role and understand the rules, policies and procedures relating to them effectively carrying out their duties.  You can download a copy of this document here.

Conflicts of Interest Policy
It is important that all Board members understand their duties and responsibilities as set out in the Companies Act 2006 which came into force on 1st October 2008 and comply with the rules of the Board on handling conflicts of interest. It is the personal responsibility of each Board member to ensure they exercise their duties as only members themselves will ultimately be aware of any actual or potential conflicts.  You can download a copy of this document here.


If you have any questions regarding any of the above, please email either Ali Shipway or Ian Carey

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