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The collapse of Kids Company: ‘extraordinary catalogue of failures’
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee find that while ultimate responsibility lies with the charity’s ‘negligent’ trustees, Government and regulators such as the Charity Commission must also learn lessons from this failure.  The report re-iterates the core message of PACAC’s recent report into fundraising in the charitable sector,  that ultimate responsibility for every aspect of governance – including the financial and reputational stability of an organisation rests with Trustees.
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PC&PE:  The collapse of Kids Company: "extraordinary catalogue of failures"

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