The vast majority of charities encounter few problems. However, where there is a serious threat or risk to a charity’s beneficiaries, services, assets or reputation we can help resolve this either by providing regulatory advice and guidance to the trustees or where necessary, by using our legal powers to help the charity and its trustees get back on track. This can include giving our legal consent to proposed changes.
This section will set out how we will act and what approach we will take as we gradually assume the regulatory powers set out in the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008.
It will explain when you should report a concern and what action we will take if the concern is serious, including when and how we carry out investigations and reports on action we have taken in such cases.