Board Governance Self Assessment Tool

Date published: 06 June 2016

This self-assessment tool is intended to help Arm’s Length Bodies (ALBs) improve the effectiveness of their Board and provide the Board members with assurance that it is conducting its business in accordance with best practice


The public need to be confident that ALBs are efficient and delivering high quality services. The primary responsibility for ensuring that an ALB has an effective system of internal control and delivers on its functions; other statutory responsibilities; and the priorities, commitments, objectives, targets and other requirements communicated to it by the Department rests with the ALB’s board. The board is the most senior group in the ALB and provides important oversight of how public money is spent

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