Trustees must ensure charities have clear bullying and harassment policies.

Trustees have a central role to play in preventing bullying and harassment at charities, the regulator has said.

In guidance published today, the Charity Commission said trustees must ensure their charities have clear policies and that they handle allegations of bullying and harassment in line with employment laws.

A working group between the regulator, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, ACEVO, UNISON, NCVO and other sector experts informed the guidance. 

Those concerned about bullying or harassment are encouraged to take their concerns directly to the charity and trustees are responsible for ensuring processes are in place to address these concerns


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