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Serious incident reporting: a guide for charity trustees

Should a serious incident occur in a charity, trustees are expected to follow the correct processes to manage the incident and report it to the appropriate authorities, including the Commission as the charity regulator.  

If a serious incident takes place, charity trustees are required to report what happened to the Commission and explain how it is being managed. An actual or alleged incident must be promptly reported to all the relevant authorities. The Commission’s role is to ensure that trustees take appropriate steps to limit the immediate impact of the incident and prevent it from happening again.

Serious incident reporting: a guide for charity trustees, which is available to read or download below, acts as a step-by-step guide for trustees, highlighting what constitutes a serious incident, as well as when and how to report the incident to the Commission.

Download CCNI EG059 Serious incident reporting - a guide for charity trustees PDF (691.3 KB)