Reporting serious incidents to the charity regulator

Charities are being reminded of the need to report serious incidents (RSIs) to the Charity Commission, the charity regulator in England and Wales. It believes under-reporting is “preventing the Commission from assessing the true scale and nature of risks facing charities and putting some charities and their work at risk where the trustees need assistance to handle them”.

The Commission defines an incident as serious if it risks or results in significant loss of a charity’s money or assets, damage to a charity’s property or harm to a charity’s work, beneficiaries or reputation. The most common types of incidents reported include fraud, theft and confirmed safeguarding issues.

News release, see the RSI alert or go to the guidance.