Vicarious liability of a charity or its trustees

How charity trustees can be liable for the actions of employees, volunteers and others who act for the charity.

Applies to England and Wales



‘Vicarious liability’, in the context of running a charity, means the charity or its trustees being liable for wrongdoing of others.

This guidance for charity trustees considers some aspects of liability under civil law for infringement of another’s rights.

Published 23 May 2013