Charity Commission: Updated guidance on protecting your charity from fraud

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The Charity Commission has updated its guidance which includes information about fraud, how you can protect your charity against it and how to spot it when it occurs.

Statistics show that a staggering number of people have been targeted by fraud. Fraud can occur in a number of guises and is the most reported crime in the UK. The Commission's guidance contains a number of links to useful websites and documents that can assist you both in implementing policies and procedures and in considering what steps you should take in the event that your charity falls victim to fraud.

The guidance also includes a number of 'best-practice templates' which can be downloaded and amended to suit your charity's needs and requirements. These include an Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy and a Whistleblowing policy template, amongst others.

The Commission's guidance can be viewed here.