Regulatory alert to charities from the Charity Commission – safeguarding

The Charity Commission is issuing this alert to charities as regulatory advice.

It has published this alert to charities following a number of serious incidents reported to the Commission, and recent public interest about accusations of harassment in the work place, including media reporting about some safeguarding incidents which have affected charity beneficiaries, charity workers or other persons coming into contact with charities.

The Charity Commission’s recently updated safeguarding strategy makes clear that safeguarding should be a key governance priority for all charities, not just those working with groups traditionally considered at risk.

Please make sure you and your board take the time to read this regulatory advice: