NSPCC sacks member of its celebrity management team

14 Oct 2019 News

NSPCC has dismissed one of its celebrity management team after inappropriate behaviour was uncovered.

James Makings was part of a team of four at NSPCC who was involved in the appointment of transgender activist Munroe Bergdorf as an ambassador in June.

Criticism around the appointment of Bergdorf and her subsequent removal with the children’s charity led to some members of the public on social media criticising Makings’ conduct at NSPCC.

An NSPCC spokesperson said: "James Makings was dismissed on August 12. He was dismissed on the basis of behaviour which was inconsistent with the values expected from an employee of our charity.”

NSPCC confirmed Makings’ dismissal again after an appeal was heard last week. 

Peter Wanless, chief executive of NSPCC, announced a review of its processes around supporter relationships and their management after the criticism over the charity's response to Bergdorf in June.

Civil Society News has asked NSPCC for a progress update on its review.

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