NCVO has now published the final ‘charity ethical principles’ that aim to support charities, their governing bodies, and those who work and volunteer in and with them in recognising and resolving ethical issues and conflicts, and make charities a safer place.
The document is intended to enable; it draws together and underpins what many charities do already, and which all charities aspire to do.  The principles set out a framework for the ethical execution of charitable purpose, regardless of the charity’s size, type or area of operation. They can help charities in their decision making and in developing relevant policies and procedures.
The principles are voluntary.  They should be viewed as a benchmark of good practice, and are complementary to existing sector codes.  They set standards that are often higher than those required by law.  Read the principles online or download as a PDF (115KB).