Isn't it time we stopped talking about Kids Company?

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1 Feb 2016 | Kirsty Weakley

There are lessons to be learned from the collapse of Kids Company, but we risk putting too much emphasis on one very atypical charity, says Kirsty Weakley.


Isn't it time we stopped talking about Kids Company?

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Overall winner 2015 Lumos, with minister for civil society Rob Wilson and John Low, chief executive of overall Charity Awards partner

Lumos Foundation had never entered an awards competition before this year.  So its staff were astounded to win the overall award at the Charity Awards, says CEO Georgette Mulheir.

Healthcare And Medical Research Karen Dale, Ali Acaster, Martin Edwards, Annabel Karmel MBE, Andrew Hind

When Julia’s House hospice won the Healthcare and Medical Research category at the Charity Awards 2012, it kicked off a chain of events that chief executive Martin Edwards could never have imagined.

Charities in the Growth Plan could face further pain

Charities involved in the Growth Plan pensions scheme should brace themselves for further increases in payments, says David Davison.

Cool Earth

Cool Earth won the Environment and Conservation category at the Charity Awards last year.  Chloe Rickard expounds the virtues of simply entering, let alone winning.

It is grotesque to hear that an executive of an anti-poverty charity demands to be paid fives times the UK median wage.

» The CEO's pay must be set by trustees

Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones looks back at the past few months of charity-battering media coverage.

David Bowie (Credit: Ace MegaRex)

The Office for Civil Society’s 2016 agenda has a familiar ring to it, says Ian Allsop.

Parkinson's UK, winning the education and training category at the Charity Awards 2015

Parkinson's UK won the education and training category at the Charity Awards 2015 for a project it piloted in Scotland. Jackie Burke says the experience was so worthwhile that the charity plans to enter again next year.

Howard League for Penal Reform wins at the Charity Awards 2015

The Howard League for Penal Reform won a Charity Award last year for its Books for Prisoners campaign that successfully reversed the government's ban on prisoners being given books in jail. Andrew Neilson relates the story.

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