Thu 14 Mar 2019

16:00 - 18:00

Event Summary

The Charity Commission expects charities to report all serious incidents, so an efficient system for making Serious Incident Reports (SIRs) is now, more than ever, a key element of any charity’s governance.

With increased scrutiny from the Charity Commission, press and public, it is important that, should a serious incident occur, you understand the steps to take in order to protect the charity’s stakeholders, reputation and future.

This workshop will provide you with the tools to navigate the Commission’s guidance and confidently handle SIRs - including meeting your obligations to the Charity Commission, managing internal communications and consequences, and minimising any potential damage to your charity.

This course will cover:

  • Assessing whether an allegation or incident qualifies as a “serious incident”, dealing in particular with grey areas arising in employment matters
  • Who to involve and who to inform, and when
  • The content and compilation of an effective SIR
  • Bulk reporting to the Charity Commission
  • Whistleblowing and other employment-related considerations
  • Data privacy considerations

Why choose this course?

We take a holistic and practical approach to SIRs and understand that the obligation to report, in already sensitive and challenging situations, does not exist within a vacuum and can have a significant impact on all aspects of a charity’s work. The course will also dive into the wider implications you may wish to consider when making an SIR and following its submission, allowing you to fully support your charity throughout the process. There will be a particular focus on SIR’s involving employee conduct.

Our cross-departmental SIR group has extensive experience of helping clients to make SIRs across a full range of charitable activities and providing the Charity Commission with the assurance it is seeking that serious incidents are being handled appropriately.

Who should attend?

  • Trustees
  • Staff with responsibility for governance, compliance and risk issues, including in-house legal counsel
  • HR Directors


Bates Wells Offices, 10 Queen Street Place, EC4R 1BE

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