Policy paper

Where the Charity Commission investigates charities

How the commission identifies concerns and carries out investigations and inquiries into charities.



The commission has a statutory function to identify and investigate abuse and mismanagement in charities. This document sets out how the commission:

  • assesses concerns
  • carries out investigations
  • works with other agencies, regulators and departments
  • monitors charities
  • prevents abuse happening in the first place
  • makes statutory inquiries into charities
Published 23 May 2013