CFG is launching two guides on the subject of fraud, in an effort to both educate charities on the potential risks and ultimately cut instances of fraud in the sector.
The group, which held its 25th annual conference yesterday, has worked together with a number of charity, law enforcement and public sector organisations to carry out a charity fraud project that has led to production of the two guides.
The work was inspired by research by the National Fraud Authority, which revealed in its 2012 Annual Fraud Indicator that £1.1bn was lost to fraud in the voluntary sector. CFG describes this collaboration as “a collective effort to tackle fraud and drive this figure down”.
CFG has produced its charity fraud guide to “help the trustees and managers of charities prevent, detect and report fraud”. The document brings together existing guidance and advice from sources that include the Charity Commission and the Fraud Advisory Panel.
As well as this, a separate guide entitled Giving Safely: A guide to making sure your donations really count has been produced by CFG and the Fraud Advisory Panel.
Both of these documents will be launched at a London breakfast meeting on 1 June, which will include presentations from Edward Nkune, director of the National Fraud Authority; Rosalind Wright, chair of the Fraud Advisory Panel, and charities that have been affected by fraud.