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.