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.