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Sky News anchor accuses Barnardo's chief of fence-sitting over Rotherham scandal

1 Sep 2014 | Tania Mason

Barnardo’s chief executive Javed Khan refused to call for the resignation of South Yorkshire Police Commissioner and former head of Rotherham Council Children's Services Shaun Wright in a Sky News interview last week, despite being asked ten times by interviewer Eamonn Holmes whether Wright should go.

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Stephen Yip, founder and chief executive of Kind

Children’s charity Kind has announced that its founder and chief executive Stephen Yip has been granted the freedom of the City of Liverpool.

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Paul Stallard has joined the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association as its first paid chair, succeeding Michael Naidu who has been acting chair since 2008.

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Nick Hurd, minster for civil society and Emma-Jane Cross, chief executive of Beatbullying

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