Charities Healthcheck

Created: October 19, 2023 at 2:02 PM | Updated: October 19, 2023 | By Parry Field Lawyers

Are you asking the right questions to keep your charity or "for-purpose" organisation safe?

This Charities Healthcheck sets out the key legal risks that charities should know about, and could work to improve, to mitigate risks to Board members and the organisation.

Parry Field Lawyers collaborated with more than 100 contributors and reviewers to produce this six part guide.

Each section is organised into themes and poses questions to guide your governance and management team through the healthcheck process:

  • Part 1: Overview
  • Part 2: Goverance - your founding document; governance, strategy, practical steps for good governance
  • Part 3: People - employees & volunteers, taking care of your people, health & safety, Human Rights Act, complaints, privacy
  • Part 4: Assets - property, finances, finance controls, reporting on impact, insurance, related trust/other stakeholders, other entity legal structures, contracts
  • Part 5: Policies - policies, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, publications and media, continuity, cybersecurity, environmental sustainability & climate, other issues
  • Part 6: Faith Groups

You can download each part of this healthcheck guide from the Supporting Documents section below. 

Supporting documents