The Charity Commission

Latest from The Charity Commission

  1. Display of trustee legal names on the charity register
  2. Inquiry into Save the Needy Worldwide finds trustees failed to protect charity funds
  3. Charity Inquiry: Save the Needy Worldwide

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What The Charity Commission does

We register and regulate charities in England and Wales, to ensure that the public can support charities with confidence.

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  1. Display of trustee legal names on the charity register
  2. Register of merged charities
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  1. Charity register statistics
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Our management

Helen Stephenson CBE
Helen Stephenson CBE
Chief Executive Officer and board member, Charity Commission
Baroness  Stowell of Beeston MBE

The Rt Hon

Baroness Stowell of Beeston MBE
Chair, Charity Commission
Aarti Thakor
Director of Legal Services
Sarah Atkinson
Director of Policy, Planning and Communications
David Jones
Director of Corporate Services
Michelle Russell
Director of Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement
David Holdsworth
Deputy Chief Executive
Mike Ashley
Non-Executive Member of the Charity Commission Board
Laurie Benson
Board member
Tony Cohen
Board member
Kenneth Dibble
Board member
Nina Hingorani-Crain
Board member
Paul Martin CBE
Board member
Catherine Quinn
Board member
Ian Karet
Board member

Contact Charity Commission

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0300 066 9197

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Complain about a charity

What to do if a charity won't deal with your complaint, or if you suspect illegal activity like terrorism or abuse.

Enquiry form

We can only respond to an enquiry when the Charity Commission has to be involved.

Report a serious incident

24 hour voicemail service

0300 065 2199

Use this service if you are a trustee of a registered charity and you want to report a serious incident in your charity.

We will let you know when we receive your report and assess how you are dealing with the incident. We will contact you again if we:

• need more information about the incident
• have to give you regulatory advice and guidance
• have to use legal powers to protect your charity


Find out what sort of wrongdoing you can report to the Charity Commission, and how to report it.

Freedom of Information (FOI) requests

Read our privacy policy about how we process your data when you submit a Freedom of Information (FOI) request

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
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