Trustees, staff and charity volunteers handle risk as an everyday part of any charity's work - it can be as simple as basic contingency planning for a fundraising event like a garden fete.
However, the requirement to include a risk management statement in Trustees' Annual Reports means that charities need to consider risk and its management in a more structured way if a positive statement is to be made in their Annual Report. No matter what size they are, charities should take a systematic approach to the consideration and management of risk.
A particularly important aspect of considering risk is safeguarding the charity and its beneficiaries from harm. As the people who run a charity, trustees are also responsible for:
This section contains our guidance on managing potential risks to a charity and how charities can protect themselves and vulnerable beneficiaries from harm. It also explains vicarious liability.
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