The Charity Commission’s serious incident reporting regime has been in operation since 2007. It is an important compliance and monitoring tool, both for individual charities and the sector as a whole. The most common types of incidents reported include fraud, theft and confirmed safeguarding issues.
The commission is often asked for advice on what to report, how and when.
Its current guidance for charities, ‘How to report a serious incident in your charity’, has recently been reviewed. In order to raise awareness of the updated guidance and to seek views on its revision, the commission is consulting on the proposed changes.
Responses to these questions will help the commission decide how its guidance can be improved, to enable more effective and timely reporting in the future.