Commission launches consultation on Serious Incident Reporting
How serious incidents within charities are reported to the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is the subject of a new consultation.
From today until 21 July, the public will be able to make comments on the draft serious incident reporting guidance, which aims to set out how charity trustees can identify serious incidents and how they should be reported to the Commission.
All charities must report serious incidents to the Commission when they occur or in their annual report.
A serious incident is an adverse event, whether actual or alleged, which results in, or risks, a significant:
- loss of charity money or assets;
- damage to charity property; or
- harm to the work of the charity, its beneficiaries or reputation.
Head of Monitoring and Compliance, Myles McKeown, said:
“We are delighted to launch this consultation and offer the public an opportunity to have a say on the formulation of our Serious Incident Reporting guidance
“We strongly encourage as many people as possible, but especially those connected with charities, to respond to the consultation.”
Those wishing to respond to the consultation should visit the Commission's consultations webpage where the draft document and a link to the online survey can be found.