Community Action Suffolk has joined forces with Suffolk County Council Trading Standards to combat fraud targeted against charities as part of Charity Fraud Awareness Week (21-25 October 2019)
Fraud is the most reported crime in the UK. According to the Office for National Statistics, an individual in the UK is 10 times more likely to be a victim of fraud than theft. The charity sector is no different. Charities face the same fraud risks as any other sector and fraud can occur at any point in the financial flow, from when the donation is made right through to the money being used to deliver services, supplies or grants.
Charity Fraud Awareness Week aims to help charities limit their fraud risks and ensure that charity trustees, staff and volunteers, as well as their donors and supporters, can recognise the warning signs and share good counter-fraud practices.
The session will provide a valuable opportunity to informally network with colleagues across the voluntary sector. You will hear first hand from Suffolk Trading Standards and discuss with others in the sector best practice on fighting fraud. The Charity Commission’s report will be published in October, to coincide with Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2019.
Date: Monday 21 October 2019
Venue: Community Action Suffolk, BrightSpace, 160 Hadleigh Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 0HH
Time: 9.00am – 11.00am
Title: Charity Fraud Awareness Week Networking Breakfast
Understanding more about the most common types of charity fraud and cybercrime, their main enablers, and the actions that charities are taking to address those risks, is fundamental to effective prevention.
Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.