Conflicts of Interest
Conflict of Interest refers to situations in which personal interests (which may include financial interests) may compromise, or have the appearance of, or potential for, compromising professional judgement and integrity and, in doing so, the best interests of the Trust.
The Trust has in place a comprehensive Conflict of Interest policy. Under this policy we:
- emphasise the importance of avoiding and disclosing Conflicts
- ensure all new senior staff complete a Conflict of Interest form on appointment
- ensure all Governors complete annually a declaration, disclosing their personal involvements with other organisation which may affect dealings with the Trust
- places a responsibility on individuals to disclose changes in status during the year and to declare any relevant conflicts of interest when asked at all Governor meetings