Protecting charities from abuse for extremist purposes

How trustees, staff and volunteers can protect their charity from abuse by those encouraging extremism, terrorism or illegal activity.



Many charities further their charitable aims by arranging meetings involving invited speakers and by distributing literature and other educational materials.

Charities, by the nature of their work and the issues they deal with, will raise issues which some people find emotive or which may be controversial. In most cases, this causes no problems. However, terrorists and those who encourage terrorism have been known to use charities to make their views known.

Chapter 5 of the commission’s Compliance Toolkit, this guidance explains the risks which charity trustees and managers need to be aware of and actively manage.

Published 5 January 2013