Making a Serious Incident Report - A Guide for the Charity Sector
Since February 2018 the Charity Commission has seen a significant rise in the number of incidents being reported, no doubt in light of recent publicity about safeguarding.
Following consultation, the Charity Commission issued fresh guidance in October 2018 and this webinar will examine the guidance and provide you with practical help on the who, what, when and how of making a report.
What You Will Learn
This webinar will cover the following:
- What is a serious incident report?
- The current Charity Commission guidance
- Types of serious incident
- Financial issues
- Safeguarding issues
- Fundraising issues
- How serious incidents are identified
- What should you do about them?
- Who is responsible for reporting them?
- Advising on making a report
- Contents of the report
- Risk management
- Reputational damage and crisis management
- Prevention and lessons learned
- Trustees' annual report and the requirement to make a declaration as to serious incidents
- What is likely to happen as a result of making a report?
- What might happen if you do not make a report?
- Charity Commission statutory powers to investigate, issue warnings, order a Section 46 Inquiry and disqualification of trustees
- Confidentiality and Freedom of Information requests
- Should the duty to report become a statutory one?
This webinar was recorded on 10th June 2019