Some initital reflections on the demise of the Kids Company

An excellent piece on a vital subject – let us hope a few Politicians take the time to read.

Andy Winter's Blog

The collapse of the Kids Company raises many questions. Already in the media some commentators are saying it is a disaster for the charity sector as a whole.

I really don’t agree. Few charities operate like the Kids Company. Even fewer have enjoyed the political patronage of the Prime Minister. And I cannot recall an incident when a senior official say that a further investment of £3 million does not represent value for money that he is overridden, not by one, but two, government Ministers.

Yet within a week of that £3 million being handed over, a decision was made to close the charity.

There are, obviously, many questions being asked tonight. I would be interested in the answers to three in particular:

Who actually made the decision to close Kids Company?
Were the Trustees of the Kids Company in control?
How much of a free hand did the Trustees…

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I have a passion to see public policy made accessible everyone who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as in policies on health services and strategic planning.
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