CoolTan Arts

Founding CEO of CoolTan Arts is sacked after publicity by supporters caused 'unease' for service users

1 Jun 2016 | Emily Corfe

Mental health charity CoolTan Arts has sacked its former chief executive Michelle Baharier, following an eight month suspension.


Founding CEO of CoolTan Arts is sacked after publicity by supporters caused 'unease' for service users

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 Commission has failed in its duty to protect public, says group of doctors

The Charity Commission has “failed in its duty to protect the public” by allowing charities to promote discredited therapies with no health benefits, a group of doctors said in a letter to the chair of the regulator last week.

Charles Byrne

Royal British Legion, the Foundation for Training and Education in Care, St Joseph’s Hospice and more announce their latest appointments.

Kevin Watkins appointed as chief executive of Save the Children UK

Save the Children UK has announced that Kevin Watkins has been appointed as its new chief executive to replace Justin Forsyth, who stepped down in October 2015.

Some large charities are ‘no better than Serco’, says foundation chief executive

Large charities and housing associations are competing unfairly with small charities for grants and contracts, the chief executive of the Lloyds Bank Foundation has said.

To encourage the sector’s HR Directors to offer opportunities to younger people is not in any way undervaluing the importance and significance of older workers.

» Reduce the age of your workforce to get more fresh ideas, NCVO conference told

Who’s Moving: All the latest movers in the charity sector

Save the Children, Business in the Community, Prison Reform Trust and more announce their latest appointments. 


The British public’s “ideal charity” would spend 42 per cent of its total income on campaigning, fundraising and on running costs and the remaining 58 per cent on “helping beneficiaries”, according to a new report by nfpSynergy.

National Obesity Forum

Four board members of an obesity charity have quit following the publication of a report that advised overweight people to stop counting calories and eat more fat.

Charity Commission board is unrepresentative and 'gravely compromised', says Acevo

Acevo, the infrastructure body for charity chief executives, has said the Charity Commission board has "never been less representative of the sector" and said that the regulator’s governance has been “gravely compromised”.

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