Fraud Advisory Panel
This year’s Charity Fraud Awareness Week will take place from Monday 17 – Friday 21 October 2022, the Fraud Advisory Panel have announced.
Now in its seventh year, Charity Fraud Awareness Week is an award-winning campaign, run by a partnership of charities, regulators, representatives, umbrella bodies and other not-for-profit stakeholders, across the world.
Sir David Green CB QC, chair of the Fraud Advisory Panel, said:
This year’s Charity Fraud Awareness Week features a packed programme of events, talks and useful advice from anti-fraud experts, designed to help the third sector and charitable organisations tackle the problem of fraud and cybercrime.
Helen Stephenson CBE, CEO of the Charity Commission, said:
Against a backdrop of rapid technological shifts, charity fraud is becoming ever more sophisticated and is something all charity trustees must be alert to.
The first step for charities in protecting themselves is to be alert to the risk of fraud, so we’d encourage anyone working in the sector to attend these free events.
A series of free events, run in conjunction with UK polices forces, are planned to focus on tackling cybercrime. Registration for these events is at https://preventcharityfraud.org.uk/events/
A supporter’s pack containing social media assets, website banners, posters and a supporters badge, along with suggestions for how charities can get involved, is available to download here.
Charities are encouraged to sign up to the charity fraud pledge, launched last year, which sets out six basic steps that all organisations – regardless of size – should be able to take to show that they are working actively to prevent fraud. Charities can sign up to the fraud pledge here.
For more information about Charity Fraud Awareness Week and how to get involved, visit: preventcharityfraud.org.uk and/or join the conversation at: #StopCharityFraud