Non-Safeguarding Serious Incidents

A Serious Incident is an adverse event, whether actual or alleged, which results in or risks significant harm to the PCC’s, employees, office holders, volunteers or to others who come into contact with the church through its work, loss of the PCC’s money or assets, damage to the PCC’s property or harm to the PCC/church’s work or reputation. 

Please find a document below that explains how to identify when a Non-Safeguarding Serious Incident has occurred and provides guidance on how you should report it to the Charity Commission. 

This guidance does not cover safeguarding Serious Incidents. Please visit our safeguarding pages for guidance on recognising and reporting incidents related to safeguarding. 

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