Working across borders: time for creative transformation

1 Nov 2015

It is no surprise that the referendum on Scottish independence, and the forces that led to it, signal a nation in transformation, says Shirley Otto.


Working across borders: time for creative transformation

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Churchill and Big Ben. Image credit: Fergus Burnett

Concerns were raised about Kids Company by various officials on six occasions between 2002 and 2015 - but little action was taken. Here's a run-down of overlooked concerns in the years before the charity's collapse.

Charity Commission

Marchig Trust trustee Alastair Keatinge gives his view on the main differences between the UK's three charity regulators. 

Trustee board

Alzheimer's Society trustee Joy Allen, shares her wisdom about board leadership.

Camilla Batmanghelidjh

Kids Company closed in August, following a turbulent year including child sex abuse allegations, accusations of financial mismanagement and the forced resignation of its chief executive.

Kids Company: lessons for trustee boards

When Kids Company collapsed earlier this month questions were raised about the lack of intervention from its board. Kirsty Weakley examines the learning for trustees.

Policing charities - the Shawcross way

Is the William Shawcross vision of charity regulation the correct one, asks Andrew Purkis.

Behind the scenes at Kids Company

Earlier this year, Kids Company was already under pressure over claims it mismanaged staff and finances. David Ainsworth spent a day with the charity to try and get under the skin of an unusual organisation.

David Ainsworth is the deputy editior of Charity Finance

David Ainsworth assesses the rationale behind the transfer of English Heritage into the charity sector.

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