The Charities Regulator has today launched its third Statement of Strategy, which includes a new classification standard for charities and the provision of more support material and guidance to ensure that they are well-governed.

In research carried out via consultation with a range of stakeholders ahead of devising the new strategy, building public trust and confidence in registered charities was seen as the top priority, and there was a call for greater support for charities. The Regulator has responded by including a new strategic objective that “registered charities have available to them the guidance and materials necessary for them to be well governed.” While much information and guidance is currently available on its website and via videos of training events and webinars, the organisation plans to increase its focus on communication and stakeholder engagement in order to increase awareness of the Charities Regulator, the Charities Governance Code and the important role of charity regulation among registered charities and the wider public. Coinciding with today’s launch is a new radio advertising campaign to encourage people to come forward and log concerns through the Charities Regulator’s website about any registered charity or other organisation or group that may be in breach of charity law.