An MP Committee judged the oversight of former charity Kids Company was too weak. It was weak enough that the Charity Commission may consider barring its trustees from leading charities in the future.
According to Chairman of the House of Commons Public Administration Committee, the Kids Company blunder is a huge number of failures of governance and control at every level including all its trustees, auditors, inspectors, regulators and even government.
Chairman of the Trustees and Former BBC Creative Director Alan Yentob was condemned for his failures.
The charity suffered immense losses in finances with questionable numbers for clients. Favoured clients having more support than the others indicated favouritism and hints of corruption.
In November 2014, the charity turned away a donor who wished to give significant support that would help develop the charity’s infrastructure. This was during a time of a £4 million deficit. However, the charity judged the donor lacked ‘emotional authenticity’ and was not “genuinely philanthropic”.
Some workers reported “inappropriate relationships between key workers and clients”. Some untrained key workers lacked ideas about boundaries. Safegauarding practices had also been questioned by some workers in the last three years.
The Ofsted, the CQC or the local government, does not supervise Kids Company.
A BBC documentary would air on Wednesday to illustrate these issues.