What needs to be reported as a serious incident during coronavirus pandemic?

The Charity Commission has published guidance for trustees on what matters may need to be reported as a serious incident during coronavirus pandemic. They have also included examples to help you decide when to report an incident.

Timely reporting of serious incidents enables them to provide advice and guidance to charities where required. It also helps them to gain a better understanding of the risks facing the sector, which is particularly important now as they seek to understand how the pandemic is impacting on charities.

Their guidance on serious incident reporting continues to be the main resource for helping trustees to decide whether to report. However, they appreciate that the pandemic is giving rise to some unprecedented challenges and scenarios that were not envisaged when this guidance was published.

The Charity Commission has therefore produced a supplementary examples table to help trustees to decide if they need to report an incident that is related to the pandemic.

You can read the new guidance here

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