The Charity Commission's core role is to protect the public's interest in charity.
We take a risk-based approach to regulating charities. We also follow the principles of best regulatory practice in our work, making sure our activities are:
Our regulatory work can affect:
- all charities
- a particular group of charities
- an individual charity
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 HTML | PDF
Flowing from our approach to risk, we have identified three areas of high regulatory risk where we should have a public strategic response.
Statements about live investigations