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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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Our management

Helen Stephenson CBE
Helen Stephenson CBE
Chief Executive Officer, 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
Board member
Laurie Benson
Board member
Eryl Besse
Board member
Kenneth Dibble
Board member
Tony Leifer
Board member
Paul Martin CBE
Board member
Catherine Quinn
Board member

Contact Charity Commission

Contact Centre

Open Monday to Friday, 10am to midday and 1pm until 3pm

0300 066 9197

Please note: we cannot talk you through a form or provide password information.

Annual accounts should now be submitted online. Please do not send accounts to PO Box 1329 or PO Box 1227 as these addresses are now inactive and the accounts will not be received.

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.

Freedom of Information (FOI) requests

Read our privacy policy about how we process your data when you submit a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.
(https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/charity-commission-freedom-of-informationenvironmental-information-regulations-request-privacy-notice)

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.
The commission will let you know it’s received your report and will assess how you are dealing with the incident. It will contact you again if it:

• needs more information about the incident
• has to give you regulatory advice and guidance
• has to use its legal powers to protect your charity

Whistleblowing

Use this service if you are a paid charity employee or adviser and you want to report suspected wrongdoing in the organisation you work for.

Read our guidance Whistleblowing: guidance for charity employees (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/whistleblowing-guidance-for-charity-employees)

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.
  3. Make a new request by contacting us using the details below.

FOI requests

Read out privacy policy about how we process your data when you submit a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.
(https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/charity-commission-freedom-of-informationenvironmental-information-regulations-request-privacy-notice)

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

  1. Jobs

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