How to report a serious incident in your charity
The Charity Commission requires charities to report serious incidents and has published guidance for charity trustees about serious incidents and how to report them.
If a serious incident takes place within your charity, it is important that there is prompt, full and frank disclosure to the Commission, the Charity Commission said.
With an aim to help charity trustees identify serious incidents and report them, the Commission has issued a guide explaining the process.
A serious incident, it said, is an adverse event, whether actual or alleged, which results in or risks significant harm, loss or damage to beneficiaries, staff, volunteers or others.
For more information and the Commission's entire guidance paper, click here.