Policy paper

How the Charity Commission ensures charities meet their legal requirements

Actions the Charity Commission takes to make sure charity trustees comply with their legal requirements, in line with its risk framework.


The commission has a statutory objective to ensure trustees comply with their legal obligations in managing charities and to promote public trust and confidence in charities more generally.

The commission also has a statutory function to identify and investigate abuse and mismanagement in charities. This information sets out the various actions it takes to make sure charities meet their legal requirements.