Consequences for the Charity Commission following renewed awareness of the importance of safeguarding in the charitable sector

The importance of safeguarding in all sectors should by 2018 be plain however, in particular, certain organisations within the charitable/NGO sector have seen attention focused on them in this regard recently. This has included Save the Children and Oxfam. Other charitable bodies in for example the faith and school sectors have also been the subject of intense scrutiny about their approach to safeguarding.  This has led to a significant increase in the volume of work for its regulator, the Charity Commission (‘the Commission’). Continue reading

Goddard Inquiry – today’s developments

Hon. Lowell Goddard DNZM has today announced in detail the initial 12 investigations of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). The Inquiry has previously explained that it will hold case studies which will be across the five designated workstreams. The announcement today includes the first investigations which will form the basis of the initial case studies. These are as follows:
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