As a modern regulator, regulatory oversight of concerns about abuse and non-compliance in the sector is important. It is an important tool in the identification and detection of abuse within charities and in disrupting the activities of those seeking to abuse charities.
The regulatory supervision and monitoring of charities we carry out will be done in a proportionate and targeted way. It will include appropriate and targeted scrutiny of accounts, ensuring that actions trustees have promised to carry out have been completed; and carrying out compliance visits.
We may also need to exercise close oversight because we are unable to take immediate action to address concerns raised with us because another investigation takes primacy to our own or seek to identify at an early stage, those charities that may be at most risk, so that we can provide appropriate regulatory advice and guidance and act as a deterrent to those who seek to abuse them.