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MPs have refused to sign-off the appointment of a Conservative peer chosen by the Government to become the new Charity Commission boss. Tina Stowell does not have the experience, neutrality or capability to take on the top job at the watchdog, according to the Digital Culture Media and Sport Committee.…
Save the Children has apologised to women employees who complained of inappropriate behaviour by the charity's former chief executive, admitting their claims were not properly dealt with at the time. In a statement, the charity said Justin Forsyth - who has since gone on to become deputy executive director of…
Oxfam has received 26 allegations of misconduct since the Haiti sex scandal erupted two weeks ago, charity chiefs have revealed. Mark Goldring, Oxfam GB's chief executive, said 16 of the claims stemmed from abroad, while 10 came from the UK. Giving evidence to the Commons International Development Committee, Mr Goldring…
Disabled people are unable to afford the same standard of living as non-disabled people, a charity has warned. A new report from the disability charity Scope found that disabled people have "much less" to live on and are having to fork out an average of £570 a month related to…
The Oxfam aid scandal must not be used as “cover” by those who want the UK to slash the help it provides to poorer nations overseas, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The First Minister was clear that any sexual misconduct by aid workers was “completely and utterly unacceptable” and must be…
The family of murdered MP Jo Cox have pledged their support to her embattled widower Brendan after sexual assault allegations from his past resurfaced. Ms Cox's sister Kim Leadbeater said Mr Cox "did the right thing" in admitting "inappropriate" behaviour while he worked at Save the Children in 2015. Mr…
Oxfam's 2011 investigation into the Haiti sex scandal concluded charities should be warned about "problem staff" - only for several accused of abuse to successfully take up future posts in the aid sector. The charity made the recommendations at the end of a report which detailed four dismissals and three…
The head of Oxfam International has said she will be appointing an independent commission to investigate claims of sexual exploitation. Executive director Winnie Byanyima promised to root out any wrongdoing at the charity and provide justice for anyone abused by its staff. In an interview with the BBC, Ms Byanyima…
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