A culture of arrogance was at the root of Kids Company’s woes
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A culture of arrogance was at the root of Kids Company’s woes 1

26 Aug 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

Kids Company received enough unrestricted income that it could have built up sufficient reserves to see it through the crisis that led to its collapse. Kirsty Weakley asks why it did not.

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