Charity trades cover CHaSE tea party

Two of the charity sector’s leading trade publications, Civil Society and Third Sector, have featured Bates Wells’ annual Charity and Social Enterprise Tea Party in their coverage.

Charities, Social Enterprise

Hosted at the Law Society, this year’s event welcomed a wide array of attendees from across the sector and, as in previous years, set out to discuss many of the regulatory issues and challenges currently facing charities.

Both publications discuss how serious incident reporting (SIR) is the subject of widespread debate, especially with regards to whether organisations should view serious incident reporting as a “way to manage risk rather than as an indication of wrongdoing”.

In his analysis for Civil Society Editor David Ainsworth featured comments made by Rosamund McCarthy, Partner in the ChaSE team, in which she calls on the Charity Commission to provide greater clarity with respect to its SIR regime.

By contrast Third Sector’s coverage of the day focused on Rosamund’s view that “putting the [SIR] system on a statutory footing would risk charities reporting too many minor incidents, and there should be a government-backed, independent review of the serious incident reporting scheme”.

To read the Civil Society and Third Sector pieces click here  and here to check out both articles.

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