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The Charity Commission has spoken of its ongoing "concerns" regarding a significant and systemic underreporting of alleged serious incidents by charities which may include claims of sex abuse, harassment and harm to children.The Oxfam and Save the Children abuse scandal which rocked the aid sector this year saw charities submit…
Charities must change to meet public expectations of behaviour if they are to survive and help "those who feel they've been let down", the head of the sector's regulator is to warn. Charity Commission chair Baroness Stowell of Beeston (pictured) will tell an audience at the Royal Society of Arts…
A British businessman who died alongside his family in a seaplane crash has left a reported £41 million fortune to scandal-hit charity Oxfam. The organisation said on Tuesday it was "extremely grateful" for the bequest from Richard Cousins (pictured), who died alongside his fiancee, his two sons and her daughter…
The international aid sector is guilty of "complacency verging on complicity" over its sex abuse scandal, a new report from a powerful Westminster committee has said. The delivery of aid to people and communities in crisis has been subverted by sexual predators, according to the latest report from the International…
A global DBS check for aid workers should be introduced to better protect vulnerable children from sexual abuse, ministers have been told. Labour former minister Stephen Twigg made the call after the Charity Commission revealed around 1,100 complaints about safeguarding in aid agencies had been made since the Oxfam sex…
Around 1,100 complaints about safeguarding in aid agencies have been made since the Oxfam sex scandal in February, the head of the Charity Commission has said. Chief executive Helen Stephenson said the number of reports made in the last four months was around the same as it received in the…
Haiti's government has withdrawn Oxfam GB's right to work in the country after allegations of sexual misconduct by the charity's staff. Oxfam was plunged into crisis in February when it emerged some of its workers engaged in "sex parties" with prostitutes in the aftermath of 2010's earthquake in the Caribbean…
Oxfam's chief executive has resigned from the charity in the wake of its sex scandal in Haiti. Mark Goldring announced on Wednesday he would stand down from Oxfam GB at the end of the year in order to allow fresh leadership to navigate past recent criticism. He rejoined Oxfam in…
Save the Children is to suspend bidding for cash from the taxpayer in the wake of the aid worker sex scandal. Chief executive Kevin Watkins said the charity has volunteered to withdraw temporarily from applying for new funding from the Department for International Development (DfID). Mr Watkins (pictured) said he…
Save the Children's international chairman has resigned amid what he described as the "complex mix of challenges" facing the charity sector. Sir Alan Parker said he believed a change was needed, leading him to step down from his role eight months before his 10-year term was due to end. Sir…
Hundreds of new serious cases of charity beneficiaries and staff being put at risk of harm have emerged in the wake of the Oxfam scandal, a watchdog said. The Charity Commission has opened 440 new cases after receiving 523 fresh reports in February and March, almost half the number it…
Aid agencies should introduce a better gender balance in order to combat sexual abuse by mainly male staff, a former Oxfam executive has told MPs. Such a move is "absolutely crucial" because of the link between abuse of predominantly female victims in developing countries and man-heavy senior teams, said Helen…
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