Charities - fraud

The Charity Commission has updated its guidance on trustee duties to protect charities from fraud and financial abuse. It also highlights its role and the enforcement measures it takes, before going on to advise where further guidance for trustees can be obtained. It highlights the following pieces of guidance:

  • Compliance Toolkit: Protecting Charities from Harm, Chapter 3 - Fraud and Financial Crime 
  • Internal Financial Controls for Charities (CC8) 
  • Charities and Fundraising (CC20) 
  • Charities and Risk Management: A guide for trustees (CC26) 
  • Reporting Serious Incidents - guidance for trustees 
  • Alerts and warnings - we raise awareness of particular risks facing charities as they come to our attention by publishing alerts on our website 
  • Giving Safely and Charity Fraud: a guide for trustees and managers of charities, guidance produced by the Fraud Advisory Panel and the Charity Finance Group, as part of our partnership work with the sector, aiming to safeguard charitable donations and encourage giving.

Those responsible for maintaining guidance for trustees should ensure their procedures are updated to reflect the guidance. Links to each of the above can be found on the Charity Commission website