Ultimately, it is the board of your charity or community group who is responsible for governance, so it is vital your board is effective.
Boards have very specific roles and responsibilities, including legal duties. Our section on leadership and trustees will give you more information, as well as our regular Roles & Responsibilities of Trustees training.
The NCVO give more details about board responsibilities and provide guidance specifically on the legal duties of trustees. In addition, the Charity Governance Code is a useful tool to ensure you are covering all the bases.