The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into the Children Care Centre which has failed to submit its accounts for two consecutive years.
Last year, the regulator identified the charity as a “double defaulter”. Trustees were nearly three and two years late filing their annual reports for the financial years ending 2018 and 2019, respectively.
The charity aims to help educate children at the Indian Amod Orphanage and relieve their suffering by supplying equipment and resources including food and medicine.
According to its latest accounts filed with the Commission, the charity had a total income of £315,157 and a total expenditure of £117,046 for the financial year ending March 2019. It currently has three trustees.
Children Care Centre received advice and guidance from the Commission in February 2021 but “defaulted on their legal duty to submit annual returns for the financial years ending in March 2020 and 2021”.
The regulator will now determine whether the trustees complied with their statutory reporting duties and whether they have been responsible for mismanagement or misconduct at the charity.
Children Care Centre declined to comment.