Governance

The day-to-day business of BookTrust is overseen by the Senior Leadership Team. Heading up the Senior Leadership Team is the Chief Executive Officer, who is accountable to the Chair and the Board of Trustees.

Our Chair and Board of Trustees hold overall responsibility for the charity’s activities and its assets; ensuring legal and charitable compliance and efficient use of resources.

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Our Patron

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall is BookTrust's Patron. Her Royal Highness took the reins from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 2011, who stood down after many years in the role.

Our President

Michael Morpurgo is the award-winning author of over 120 books for children, including War Horse, which has been adapted into a phenomenally successful stage show and film.

Our Trustees

Meet the BookTrust Trustees. Our Chair and Board of Trustees hold overall responsibility for the charity’s activities and its assets; ensuring legal and charitable compliance and efficient use of resources.

Our Leadership Team

Meet the BookTrust Leadership Team. The day-to-day business of BookTrust is overseen by the Senior Leadership Team. Heading up the Senior Leadership Team is the Chief Executive Officer, who is accountable to the Chair and the Board of Trustees.

Safeguarding policy

At BookTrust, we believe all children should have the chance to develop to their full potential and feel safe from the risk of harm or abuse. The best interests of the child are paramount in all considerations about their welfare and protection. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of children and young people.

Our safeguarding policy and procedures provide a framework to ensure children are safeguarded, and outline how to respond to concerns

Download the BookTrust safeguarding policy and procedures for children (PDF)

Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury have won the Lifetime Achievement Award: a double win for their outstanding contribution to children's literature.

Find out more about the award