Help the Charity Commission to reduce Insider Fraud
The Charity Commission wants to find out more about charity’s experiences of insider fraud. This is fraud committed by someone involved with the charity, whether as a trustee, an employee or a volunteer.
The Commission wants to find out more about charity’s experiences of insider fraud. This is fraud committed by someone involved with the charity, whether as a trustee, an employee or a volunteer.
Insider fraud is one of the most damaging types of fraud. It takes money away from the charity that could be spent on beneficiaries and is an abuse of trust. Insider fraud can damage a charity’s reputation, the morale of staff and volunteers and the confidence of donors and beneficiaries in the charity and its work.
The Charity Commission wants to hear from you if:
• you are or have been involved with a charity that experienced insider fraud;
• you believe your charity prevented insider fraud by counter fraud actions;
• you have knowledge and experience of investigating fraud, or implementing fraud prevention in charities including.
The aim of this exercise is to:
• identify common themes
• highlight good practice in charities
• help other charities learn lessons and share their experience
• improve guidance to help other charities in the future
The information gathered will be used to gain a better understanding of how the problem is affecting the sector and to inform the development of guidance.
The Commission wants to assure charities that this is not a regulatory compliance exercise and it is not the Commission’s intention to investigate individual charities as a result.
If you think you can help, complete the survey by Friday 8 December 2017.