How we regulate charities
The Charity Commission's core role is to protect the public's interest in charity. Find out more about our regulatory approach and how we put it into practice.
About our approach
Our regulatory work can affect:
- all charities
- a particular group of charities
- an individual charity
How we ensure charities comply with their legal requirements Sets out the range of actions we undertake to ensure charities comply with their legal requirements
Our risk framework
Our Risk Framework explains our regulatory approach in more detail, including how we assess risk. It is the tool we use to determine when and how to get involved in proactive programmes of work or react to individual cases.
Charity Commission risk framework Sets out our regulatory approach and how we assess risk. Find out how we decide when and how to deal with individual cases.
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Application of our risk framework Guidance for caseworkers on how to apply our risk framework
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Publishing and reviewing charity accounts We publish the accounts of all charities with annual income over £25,000 on this website. Find out how and when we review them.
Strategic approaches to high-risk areas
Flowing from our approach to risk, we have identified three areas of high regulatory risk where we should have a public strategic response.
Strategy for dealing with fraud, financial crime and financial abuse Explains our role and approach in dealing with fraud, financial crime and financial abuse issues connected with charities.
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Strategy for dealing with safeguarding children and vulnerable adults issues in charities Explains our role and approach in dealing with safeguarding issues in relation to charities.
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Counter-terrorism strategy Explains our role and approach in dealing with concerns about the abuse of charities for terrorist purposes and our strategy for tackling this risk
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Statements about live investigations
Public statements about investigations and other regulatory work Explains our policy regarding public statements on live investigations or other casework.