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Charity Fraud Awareness Week (23 – 27 October)

During fraud awareness week we’ll be helping the charity sector become more resilient to fraud.

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This is the second annual Charity Fraud Awareness Week, aiming to help you increase resilience against fraud.

A group of around 40 charities, regulators, professional bodies and other stakeholders are joining forces to help combat fraud targeted against charities.

The main aims of the week are to:

  • raise awareness of the key risks affecting the sector
  • promote and share good counter-fraud practices
  • promote honesty and openness about fraud

How to get involved

We are encouraging the charity sector to get involved in Fraud Awareness Week, you can:

  • download a supporters pack from the Fraud Advisory Panel website
  • develop your own counter fraud activities aimed at staff and volunteers, members and beneficiaries, donors and supporters, for example staff awareness training
  • join the conversation on Twitter by promoting your own counter fraud messages or retweet ours using the hashtag #CharityFraudOut

You can find out more about getting involved on the Fraud Advisory Panel website.

We’ve also updated our guidance to help you protect your charity from fraud.

e-learning resources

The partners involved in Charity Fraud Week have developed a range of e-learning resources and webinars for the week.

These will be focused on specific risk areas from 9.30 am each day on the Fraud Advisory Panel website:

Monday 23 October Creating a counter fraud culture
Tuesday 24 October Bribery and corruption
Wednesday 25 October Cyber-fraud and identity fraud
Thursday 26 October Fundraising fraud
Friday 27 October Insider fraud and reporting fraud
Published 19 October 2017