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