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

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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