'Fundraising and contracting pressures' force closure of 4Children with the loss of 85 jobs 1

31 Aug 2016 | Emily Corfe

Children’s charity 4Children, announced its closure yesterday with the loss of 85 jobs and four services, but most of its work is being transferred to Action for Children or local authorities.


'Fundraising and contracting pressures' force closure of 4Children with the loss of 85 jobs

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Barnardo’s launches ten-year strategy with plans to double fundraising income

Barnardo’s has announced a ten-year strategy which will aim to grow income by a third and change its relationship with commissioners, in order to cope with a predicted 25 per cent increase in beneficiaries.

Keith Vaz diabetes charity under scrutiny from Charity Commission

A diabetes charity founded by MP Keith Vaz is under scrutiny from the Charity Commission over claims that funds paid to male prostitutes who visited Vaz’s flat came from a man linked to the charity.

True and Fair Foundation told to change its governance arrangements

The Charity Commission has told the True and Fair Foundation to change its governance structure following several complaints about the charity.

Comic Relief announces Liz Warner as new chief executive

Comic Relief has announced the appointment of Liz Warner as its new chief executive, replacing Kevin Cahill who is stepping down from the organisation after 25 years.

Can't help but think that this issue and many of the other bad news stories to have hit the sector over the last few months are rooted in poor governance.

» The story in the Times isn't nonsense, the sector needs to sit up and take notice

Herdwick sheep (credit: Maigheach-Gheal)

The National Trust has been accused of "dictatorial bullying" in The Times newspaper this morning over the "disgraceful purchase" of a farm in the Lake District.

 The Times seems to have launched a vendetta against the National Trust – but why?

Nine critical articles about one charity in two weeks seems to be going too far, argues David Ainsworth

Ruth Lesirge

Some trustees are guilty of “dysfunctional politeness” because they fear appearing disruptive at board meetings, according to the chair of the Association of Chairs, Ruth Lesirge.

How not to be the next Kids Company

A year on from the demise of Kids Company, Governance & Leadership magazine, supported by haysmacintyre, convened a panel of experts to discuss how to prevent a repeat of its failures. Ian Allsop was there to take notes.

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