Consultation outcome

Reporting serious incidents in charities: consultation

This consultation was withdrawn on

This consultation has closed. New guidance is available: how to report a serious incident in your charity.

Applies to England and Wales

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

We have updated our guidance about reporting serious incidents in charities.

Feedback received

Consultation feedback and response: reporting serious incidents in charities

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Detail of feedback received

Thank you to everyone who took part in this consultation. All of the feedback has been helpful in improving the Charity Commission’s existing policy and guidance on reporting serious incidents.

Original consultation


The Charity Commission is seeking views on the proposed changes to its RSI guidance.

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Consultation description

The Charity Commission’s serious incident reporting regime has been in operation since 2007. It is an important compliance and monitoring tool, both for individual charities and the sector as a whole. The most common types of incidents reported include fraud, theft and confirmed safeguarding issues.

The commission is often asked for advice on what to report, how and when.

Its current guidance for charities, ‘How to report a serious incident in your charity’, has recently been reviewed. In order to raise awareness of the updated guidance and to seek views on its revision, the commission is consulting on the proposed changes.

Responses to these questions will help the commission decide how its guidance can be improved, to enable more effective and timely reporting in the future.


Published 20 October 2016
Last updated 22 September 2017 + show all updates
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