National Charity Fraud Awareness week is being held 23-27 October 2017.
It is led by the ICAEW-founded charity, Fraud Advisory Panel, and the Charity Commission, along with members of the Charities Against Fraud partnership. This year’s campaign aims to raise awareness of key risks including insider fraud, fundraising fraud, cyber-fraud, and bribery and corruption so that trustees and staff can recognise the warning signs and shape an effective and proportionate response.
Members are invited to join Alderman Alison Gowman, chairman of the City Bridge Trust, and Helen Stephenson CBE, the new chief executive of the Charity Commission at a special launch event in the City of London on Monday 23 October 2017 and to visit a charity fraud drop-in centre for free practical advice on how to prevent, detect and respond to fraud. Other activities include daily free webinars, a tweetathon, a photo competition and much more.
Charities and professional advisers are encouraged to support the week through their own counter-fraud activities and/or by following the conversation at #CharityFraudOut. Supporters packs are available from Monday 2 October 2017 here or via email.