Preventing Charity Fraud

7 March 2024

An online training course to help charities prevent fraud

Combining 25 years’ expertise as a charity lawyer and governance trainer with frontline experience from various voluntary leadership sector roles, Claris D’cruz will lead this half-day training course to help your charity prevent and deal with fraud or suspected fraud. 

This training is relevant to charity trustees, CEOs, finance directors, finance managers, charity advisors and anyone with responsibility for dealing with fraud in their charity. 

Throughout the morning we will explore the types of fraud and financial crime to be aware of, the controls and procedures to prevent fraud and how to handle a fraudulent incident. 

This course will take place online via Zoom.

A £40 discount is available to Governance & Leadership subscribers. 


  • Claris D'cruz

    Governance consultant and trainer

    Claris D'cruz is a governance consultant and trainer. She has over 25 years' experience as a charity lawyer advising charities and not-for-profit organisations on governance matters including preventing, handling and reporting charity fraud. She also has over 15 years experience in a range of voluntary sector leadership roles including as a charity trustee and NED. She is a regular conference speaker and delivers trustee training as well as CPD training on charity law, regulation and best practice for charity lawyers and other professionals.




Course introduction



Why your charity may be susceptible to fraud

  • What is charity fraud?
  • Exploring factors that make charities vulnerable
  • Who may defraud your charity and why
  • Why charities and experts are predicting a rise in charity fraud



Charity frauds and financial crimes to be aware of

  • Internal fraud risks
  • External fraud risks
  • Breakout room exercise
  • Whole group discussion






Fraud prevention measures

  • Six practical actions
  • Risk management
  • Controls, procedures, policies and reviews
  • The golden thread
  • Where to find support and guidance



Dealing with a fraud or suspected fraud

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Handling the incident
  • When to report a fraud to the Charity Commission
  • Other regulators and agencies to consider informing
  • Understanding the impact of fraud
  • Learning lessons and preventing recurrences






Case study



Conclusions & Q&A






(prices exc VAT)

Governance & Leadership subscriber - £119

Standard charity rate - £159

Corporate Governance & Leadership subscriber - £300

Corporate delegate - £400

For group bookings email [email protected] 

Terms & Conditions

Substitution and cancellation policy: On receipt of your booking form, your place is confirmed. Delegate substitutions are allowed. Up to and including 14 days prior to the event, a refund (less a 15% administration fee), or one complimentary transfer to another training date can be issued. Only one complimentary transfer can be issued, no refund will be issued for a cancelled transfer.  Once a transfer has been processed, refund for the original booking will not be issued. Refunds or transfers are not available less than 14 days before the event date. Confirmation of cancellations MUST be in writing via [email protected]