Tag Archives: Kids Company

Baroness Stowell must go further in her comments about charities


A few days ago Baroness Tina Stowell who was previously a member of the Tory Party and who resigned from the party when they appointed her as Chairman of the Charity Commission (which was a good response) made a speech … Continue reading

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A clear lack of accountability


When elected Government officers make decisions to spend public money in ways that are clearly outside of their remit and go against the advice of their civil servants, there needs to be some form of accountability for them and learning … Continue reading

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The call to war


The Guardian on Saturday carried an opinion piece by Natalie Nougayrede which argues that unless we participate in the attacks on ISIS ‘rebels’ in Syria, that Russia will not be persuaded to redirect their firepower from the moderate ‘rebels’ towards the ISIS fighters. This … Continue reading

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Kids Company and glitter


There are many lessons to be learnt and questions to be asked following the collapse of Kids Company. Some of these must be laid at the door of the charity and most importantly all seven of the Trustees. No one can … Continue reading

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Too feted to fail?


The stories of Government interventions that are emerging from the ashes of Kids Company show that long before the doors were closed on the charity, that too many strings were being pulled in secret using our money. Whilst in time I … Continue reading

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Paternalism and hindsight


Whilst experts and the opinionated pore over the lessons to be learned from the demise of Kids Company in terms of what the charity did right or wrong, the real challenge for all of us is how to ensure society can … Continue reading

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Closing down a charity


The closure of Kids Company has been written about by others much more erudite than I, in particular my friend Andy Winter wrote a very good piece yesterday. However the tragic story has reminded me of an earlier time when … Continue reading

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