Serious Incident Reports: Rosamund McCarthy writes for Governance & Leadership

Rosamund McCarthy has been featured in the November issue of Governance & Leadership (formerly Governance magazine).


In a by-lined piece focusing on recently-published guidance from the Charity Commission (CC) on how charities should respond to serious incidents, Rosamund closely scrutinises the CC’s definition of what is actually meant by the term “serious incident”.

Rosamund’s article, entitled “Fessing Up”, also drills down into the various examples provided by the CC to better show what charities need to report when they suspect that a serious incident has taken place. Alongside this analysis, she also examines other questions to emerge from this guidance such as how the SIR framework overlaps with other reporting obligations.

Towards the conclusion of her piece, Rosamund argues that ultimately, “despite their non-legal underpinning and compliance burden, the new guidance indicates that SIRs [Serious Incident Reports] are here to stay”.

If you’d like to read the rest of Rosamund’s article in Governance & Leadership, click here (£) for more details.

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