Policy paper

Charity Commission Regulatory and Risk Framework

Sets out our regulatory approach and how we assess risk when deciding how to deal with individual cases.

Applies to England and Wales



This document outlines how the Charity Commission operates as a risk-led regulator, and in particular:

  • how we identify and assess risks
  • how we respond to risks
  • how we review and adapt our approach

While this document is written for the benefit of the public, we also expect charity trustees and their professional advisers; auditors and independent examiners; and charity employees and volunteers to find it particularly helpful.

Published 25 February 2016
Last updated 29 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated regulatory and risk framework setting out how the Charity Commission operates as a risk-led regulator.

  2. Updated the Regulatory and Risk Framework.

  3. First published.