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OSCR set out Corporate Strategy

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The regulator will be guided by the plan until 2026.

The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has published its new corporate strategy, promising to provide charities with the tools and guidance they need to meet regulatory obligations. 

OSCR’s strategy for 2023-2026 sets out how the organisations will regulate and support charities to deliver the services the people of Scotland need.  

The strategy contains OSCR’s five main priorities for the next three years, which includes ensuring that the public have access to the information they need about charities in Scotland and how they are regulated.

They also commit to delivering smart, responsive and effective regulation that positively impacts Scotland's charity sector and its beneficiaries.

Internally, they will look to “focus on our people and have a motivated, flexible and well supported workforce”, while maintaining “a focus on best value, continuous improvement and collaboration”.

OSCR chief executive Maureen Mallon said: “We are delighted to share OSCR’s Corporate Strategy, an ambitious and agile plan which covers the period up to March 2026.

“The strategy explains our priorities, how we will work towards achieving them and how we will measure our success.

“We have set out these priorities so that we can navigate through the dynamic environment surrounding our work with a clear sense of purpose and emerge on the other side in a stronger position as a regulator and as an effective public body.”

Chair of OSCR’s board, Marieke Dwarshuis, added: “I was delighted and honoured to become chair of OSCR in October 2022, and thank my predecessor George Walker for the work he did with my fellow board members in starting to identify and shape our priorities for the years ahead. 

“Over the last few months, I have worked with board members and the OSCR staff team to develop this Corporate Strategy, which sets out our priorities for the next three years.

“As we look to the future, we expect to update our strategy as the world around us and the world of charity regulation continue to adapt in response to the current socioeconomic environment and pressures. Whatever the future holds, OSCR exists to put regulating and supporting Scotland’s charities at the heart of all that we do.”