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Showcasing Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector


Showcasing Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector


Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Showcasing Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector


Showcasing Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

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Reviewing charity regulation - starting the conversation

Scottish Government, Third Sector Unit

Wednesday 8 November
Time slot
This event took place 4 months ago
Moorfoot suite
Wheelchair accessible
Caroline Monk
0300 244 4000
Running your organisation Policy & influencing Governance and legal
Overall aim

This event aims to:

  • set out the broad plans for starting the review of charity regulation
  • provide food for thought on how the review could look
  • give details on how to inform the shape and scope of the review, and most importantly,
  • get your ideas on how to best engage with the sector.

Todays charity landscape looks very different to the way it did in 2005 when Scotland’s regime of charity regulation was first introduced. The Scottish Government is aware that the nature of the charity sector is changing and rapidly adapting to the challenges faced by society.

During the passage of the Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Act 2023, the Scottish Government committed to a wider review of charity regulation. This review aims to take a more holistic approach and look at non-legislative ways to improve regulation.

In this session we’ll hear from different voices on thoughts and ideas for the review. We will also hear from the Scottish Government on plans and next steps.

As well as exploring what a review of charity regulation could cover, we want your ideas on how best to involve a range of stakeholders across charity sector in shaping the review, making it as inclusive and accessible as possible.

Who was the event aimed at?


Who spoke at this event?
Louise Macdonald: Director-General Communities, Scottish Government

Dr Judith Turbyne: Chief Executive, Children in Scotland and Vice Chair, Corra Foundation

Alan Eccles – representing the Law Society of Scotland’s charity law sub-committee.
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Strategic partners
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