Policy paper

Risk framework: Charity Commission

Sets out the Commission's regulatory approach and how it assesses risk when deciding how to deal with individual cases.



The Risk framework outlines:

  • how the Commission operates and oversees risk-based regulation through risk assessment and management
  • how the Commission decides when and in what way it will engage
  • the possible outcomes of its engagement

This framework is used as the starting point by the Commission for considering and deciding on both proactive and reactive work. It helps ensure the Commission’s regulatory engagement with charities is proportionate, accountable, consistent, transparent and targeted as required by the Charities Act 2011.