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About the CCA

The Centre for Corporate Accountability is a charity concerned with the promotion of worker and public safety. Its focus is on the role of state bodies in enforcing health and safety law, investigating work-related deaths and injuries, and subjecting them to proper and appropriate prosecution scrutiny.

It was set up in 1999 as a not-for-profit organisation and received charitable status in August 2004. To see its charitable objects, click here.

CCA Activities

we are the only national organisation providing free, independent and confidential advice, and assistnace to families bereaved from a work-related death on investigation and prosecution issues. We offer detailed and comprehensive assistance, typically over several years from the time of a death until the completion of the investigation and prosecution. We have a Legal Services Commission Quality Mark and excellant evaluations from our client
We undertake policy work and advocate and campaign for changes in law and policy – both to improve the policies and procedures of investigation and prosecution bodies and also to address legislative and major policy gaps. For example, we have worked for many years on the corporate manslaughter reform process to ensure that the new offence will properly hold to account those organisations that cause death through systemic gross failures within their organisation.
We undertake research into law enforcement and corporate accountability issues in Britain and internationally – evaluating the effectiveness of state bodies in enforcing health and safety law, and also the role of Coroners and criminal justice system.undertaking on matters relating to law enforcement and corporate criminal accountability.
•• We are the only non-governmental organisation monitoring work-place deaths throughout England and Wales - their circumstances and how the state responds to them. , organise conferences and
We publish a quarterly Newsletter, Corporate Crime Update, which provides detailed and uptodate infomration on safety and law enforcement issues.
We organise conferences around Britain.bringing together Government ministers, employer organisations, trade unions, academics, bereaved families and lawyers as speakers

CCA Governance
The Centre is a Company limited by Guarantee whose Board acts as the charity's trustees. It comprises individuals with wide experience of working on, and interest in, safety and accountability issues.

The CCA also has an Advisory Council composed of lawyers, academics and hazard activists.

The CCA was established initially thorugh two substantial grants from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT). Now, however, it is funded by a variety of means including charitable Trusts, donations from personal injury law firms and barristers chambers, as well as income from subscriptions, membership, training, organisation of conferences, individual donationsand the provision of research services.

To see which charitable trusts and lawfirms provide the CCA grants and donations, click here

To find out why you should, and how you can, support the CCA, click here

You can download copies of the CCA's accounts:

It has four full-time and two part-time members of staff. To read about them, click here.



Charitable Objects
The CCA's memorandum of Association states that:

The objects for which the Company is established are:
(a) to promote for the public benefit the sound administration of laws relating to health and safety and compliance with the same in particular (without prejudice to that generality) by the provision of advice and assistance to members of the public concerning such laws and in the implementation thereof; and
(b) to promote the health and safety of the public in particular by education of the public in relation to health and safety by promoting research (making available the useful results thereof) concerning the foregoing
in all respects for the benefit of the public and in accordance with the law of charity in England and Wales for the time being

To download the whole of the CCA's Memorandum of Association, click here

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