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Upcoming events

Managing fraud in small charities

Managing the risk of fraud should be a priority for every small charity but knowing how and where to start can be confusing.

Join us for this 90 minute introductory session where we will look at:

  • What fraud is and how it can affect small charities
  • Common risks and warning signs
  • Basic tips and hints to keep your charity safe

This session includes plenty of opportunities to ask questions and share experiences. It will be of interest to staff and trustees of small charities who want to know more about preventing fraud.  

Guest speaker

Dave Carter is a member of the Charity Commission’s Charities Against Fraud Group and a Special Advisor to the Fraud Advisory Panel – a small charity which acts as the voice of the counter fraud profession, committed to tackling fraud and financial crime. 

Dave has been Head of Counter Fraud for two major international charities, including his current role in the British Council, where he was recruited to design, build and then run their global counter fraud functions.

In both organisations Dave had global responsibility for fraud & crime management, including awareness raising, reporting & detecting, responding and prevention – plus leading on investigations. He devised and implemented the key strategies which allowed for this risk to be management in hostile environments, and on occasions during the worst humanitarian disasters that have occurred in modern times. Travelling extensively, Dave built a global team to support the operational function, to provide reassurance to trustees & donors, and to ensure compliance with legal & regulatory responsibilities.

 The majority of Dave’s career was spent within the City of London Police, where he served for 14 years, rising to the rank of Detective Chief Inspector. Most of this time was spent as a detective investigating serious and major crime, including homicide, until he moved into the Economic Crime Directorate of what is the national lead force for fraud. Whilst there he specialised in international fraud, especially those involving organised crime groups targeting UK banks, whilst head of the specialist unit, the Dedicated Cheque & Plastic Crime Unit.

Book online with the Small Charities Coalition.

This session is presented as part of charity fraud awareness week 2020 and is for SCC Members only.


23 October 2020


09:30 - 11:00


Live virtual course



Costs Free to Small Charities Coalition members