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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…
An investigation has been launched into Save the Children over concerns about charity's handling of allegations of misconduct and harassment against senior members of staff. The Charity Commission said it had opened a statutory inquiry into the how allegations of misconduct in 2012 and 2015 were dealt with and whether…
An inquiry has been launched into a charity for blind people following concerns over the safeguarding of its vulnerable beneficiaries. The Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB) and its subsidiary charity - RNIB Charity - were brought under scrutiny after a single serious incident on March 2 at Pears…
Two of Scotland’s leading disability charities are joining together in a move they say will protect and grow frontline social care services across Scotland. ENABLE Scotland and Sense Scotland have launched an innovative Group structure, thought to be the first of its kind in the charity sector in Scotland, in…
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity is to do a U-turn and keep donations raised by a controversial black-tie event mired in claims that female hostesses were groped. The organisation, which raises funds for the hospital, said it has made the decision to keep the money, reportedly some £530,000, raised…
Celebrities will take a back seat on Comic Relief's on-location appeals following complaints about "poverty tourism". The moves comes after an appeal fronted by Ed Sheeran for Comic Relief last year when he visited Liberia was accused of reinforcing white saviour stereotypes. The film won a Radi-Aid award, highlighting fundraising…
The Oxfam sex scandal in Haiti is just the "tip of the iceberg", a parliamentary gathering has been told. The All Party Parliamentary Group on Haiti heard calls for a new complaints mechanism to be put in place across the aid sector in order to encourage victims of abuse to…
Oxfam has been accused of further failures in Haiti by keeping a senior aid worker in the earthquake-torn country for more than a year, despite reported sexual harassment claims. According to an internal report seen by The Times, the charity attempted to "contain" sexual harassment allegations involving Raphael Mutiku, an…
A "devious" teenager is facing years in jail for the Parsons Green Tube bombing which injured 51 passengers. Iraqi asylum seeker Ahmed Hassan, 18, plotted to cause carnage in central London under the nose of the anti-terrorism Prevent scheme. He secretly made 400g of "Mother of Satan" explosives while his…
There is "still work to do to improve safety" for patients with diabetes in hospital, a charity has warned. The comments from Diabetes UK come after an audit examined the state of care of diabetes patients in hospital in England and Wales. It found that 18% of hospital beds in…
The head of Save The Children said some of things brought to light by the sex abuse scandal "disturb me" and praised reporters for uncovering abuses among international aid organisations. Kevin Watkins said press coverage over the past month had been "uncomfortable" viewing but warned that it was not smart…
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