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Dealing with wrongdoing and harm

The Charity Commission has published its annual report on work to protect charities and deal with any wrongdoing or abuse. The report includes lessons for trustees, and issues that came up in 2017-18 that all trustees should be aware of and make sure will not affect their charity.

Helen Stephenson, chief executive of the Charity Commission called on the sector to play its part.

“Trustees who together oversee more than £70bn of annual income are the first line of defence in securing the reputation of their own charities and, more widely, that of the sector as a whole. That is a huge responsibility and the Commission is here to help, not just to step in when things go wrong. So while we are dealing with more regulatory compliance cases and more reports of serious incidents than ever before as the number of charities on the register continues to grow, it is important to recognise the hard work and dedication of the overwhelming majority of trustees.”

Read Charity Commission - Dealing with wrongdoing and harm: lessons for trustees