Organisational Governance and Accountability Checklist: Transitioning Models of Care Supplementary Assessment Tool

Better Care Network

The Organizational Governance and Accountability Checklist is designed to help you determine whether the organisation providing residential care services and principal donor (where the principal donor represents an entity) have sufficient governance and accountability structures in place to mitigate, manage and address risks or issues that may arise in the course of transition.

The checklist provides a list of questions covering the areas of legal status, board governance, financial controls, child protection and staff management. It allows you to identify gaps that may need to be addressed in the governance strengthening stage of transition depending on the level of risk your assessments reveal. Strengthening the governance framework is even more critical when the transition is taking place in a country with weak legal and regulatory systems.