The government has announced a package of measures to crackdown on sexual predators working in international aid charities, including a joint project with Interpol to stop abusers moving between organisations.
At today’s International Safeguarding Summit in London, international development secretary Penny Mordaunt announced that the Department for International Development and Interpol are to launch a pilot to halt the movement of sexual predators across agencies.
Too many charities are still failing to report serious safeguarding incidents, the Charity Commission has warned.
A report by the regulator’s interim taskforce on safeguarding says that just 0.9% of charities reported a safeguarding incident since 2014. Over the same period only 1.5% of charities submitted any kind of serious incident report.
Total cash assets held by large charities has increased by £0.5bn over the last year, according to latest financial data.
The 2018 Charity Banking Spotlight Report by Charity Financials has revealed that the top 5,000 charities in terms of income and expenditure collectively hold cash assets of £16.7bn. This is up by £0.5bn on the £16.2bn reported last year.
Charity representatives are among ten board members appointed to run the royal charter body set up to run the National Citizen Service.
Among the new appointments made by the Queen to the board of the National Citizen Service (NCS) Trust is Dame Julia Cleverdon, founder of volunteering charity Step Up to Serve, which manages the #iwill campaign.
GPs will be able to refer patients experiencing loneliness to charities that run social inclusion programmes by 2023, under plans being put forward by the government.
Among measures in the government’s strategy for tackling loneliness is to roll out “social prescribing” nationwide.
Langley House Trust, Autistica and Capoeira4Refugees were among the big winners at the Charity Times Awards 2018, celebrated with a packed ceremony in London last night.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Westminster Park Plaza to see Langley House Trust crowned the Charity of the Year (income over £5m). The judges recognised the charity in particular for its well-rounded application that showcased “excellent” charity management.
Over 100 charities have contributed to the UK’s first Charity Digital Code of Practice, which is due to launch in November this year.
The Code, which is funded by Lloyds Banking Group and the Co-op Foundation, will be both voluntary and free to access.