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Get ready for Charity Fraud Awareness Week

ICAEW is proud to be supporting Charity Fraud Awareness Week which is taking place 21 - 25 October 2019.

Now in its fourth year, the week brings together everyone involved in the charity and not-for-profit sectors to raise awareness and share good practice in tackling fraud and financial crime. The award-winning campaign (which won outstanding international collaboration at the Government counter fraud awards earlier this year) is led by a coalition of more than 40 charities, regulators, law enforcers, professional advisers, representative bodies and other not-for-profit stakeholders from the UK and around the world.  

This year, in addition to the social media campaign, ICAEW will be hosting a live event on the Monday morning at Chartered Accountants’ Hall to launch the findings of the latest Charity Commission / Fraud Advisory Panel fraud survey results (Helen Stephenson will be speaking) and a one-stop-shop virtual environment where you can access information on charity fraud prevention. This will include; a selection pre-recorded webinars; live Q&A sessions with sector experts (a live stream of the launch event for those who can’t attend in person); case studies, practical tutorials, and helpsheets that you can download and share.

The ICAEW-founded charity - Fraud Advisory Panel - in conjunction with Charity Commission are leading the campaign. I would encourage you to visit the Panel’s website, to find out how you can get involved and use the week to promote fraud awareness within your charities and voluntary organisations or, for those of you who are professional advisers, to your charity clients. 

You can also sign you up to receive the official supporters pack and details of how to register for the virtual environment and live event within the statements that there is information it is entitled to withhold.