How fundraising is regulated
Fundraising is regulated by the Fundraising Regulator – an independent, non-statutory body that regulates fundraising across the charitable sector in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
They set and maintain the standards for charitable fundraising in the Code of Fundraising Practice to ensure that fundraising is respectful, open, honest and accountable to the public and investigate complaints from the public about fundraising (where those complaints haven’t been resolved by the charities themselves).
The purpose of the Fundraising Regulator Rule Books are to set out the standards expected of face-to-face fundraising organisations operating on the door, street and/or private sites. These rules are binding on IoF members.
Fundraising regulation in Scotland is different to the system in place within England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Fundraising by charities only registered in Scotland is subject to Scottish charity law and the Scottish system of self-regulated fundraising through the Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel.