Charity Commission publishes new five year strategy

The Charity Commission has unveiled a new five-year strategy for the sector, demanding higher standards of behaviour.

In her speech launching the Strategy Baroness Stowell said that charities must do more to set a good example and hold themselves to the highest standard of charitable behaviour.

The Strategy includes five objectives:

Holding charities to account
Dealing with wrongdoing and harm
Informing public choice
Giving charities the understanding and tools they need to succeed
Keeping charity relevant for today's world

The sector has broadly welcomed the Strategy but warned that talk of a crisis in public trust needs to be kept in perspective. Civil Society have a good round up of sector views.