Charity Commission opens statutory inquiry into The Save the Children Fund

The Charity Commission, the charity regulator for England and Wales, has opened a statutory inquiry into The Save the Children Fund (registered number 213890) over concerns about the charity’s handling, reporting and response to serious allegations of misconduct and harassment against senior staff members in 2012 and 2015. The Commission was in regulatory engagement with The Save the Children Fund in 2015-16, after the charity reported a serious incident relating to allegations of misconduct and harassment against a senior staff member; the regulator also received an anonymous complaint about the…

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Charities and ethics – when charities fall short

It’s been a turbulent few weeks for charities worldwide with some truly horrifying reports being made into the actions of several large and respected charities such as Oxfam, Save the Children and even the UN. Reports include the widespread use of sex workers, and the trade of sex for aid. We, quite rightly, hold our charities to higher standards than most businesses, and we wouldn’t tolerate this from anyone so it seems even more shocking when it involves charities. I think this proves there needs to be a fundamental shift…

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Cristiano Ronaldo Shares Unifying Message to Urge World to Help Rohingya Refugee Children

Cristiano Ronaldo is supporting Save the Children’s Rohingya humanitarian response by urging people to help refugee children who have fled the violence in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State and are now living in camps and makeshift settlements in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. “I count my blessings. I have four beautiful children. I would do anything for them. When you become a parent, you understand that all parents must feel the same way. We love our children,” said Cristiano Ronaldo, a Save the Children Ambassador. “It is difficult as a father to watch…

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Amazon opens AmazonSmile to registered UK Charities

From 31st of January, all eligible registered UK charities are invited to join AmazonSmile where millions of Amazon customers can raise money for charities, small or large, local or national, by shopping at smile.amazon.co.uk. Customers who shop with AmazonSmile can choose a charity to support before they start shopping and that charity will receive donations from Amazon at no additional cost to the customer or charity. Customers will find the same Amazon they know and love at AmazonSmile, enjoying the same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience –…

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Save The Children Break The DRTV Mould With New TV Ad

Save the Children UK have launched their latest DRTV campaign, Your Call, created and produced by creative agency Alpha Century. The spot takes the viewer to Busia County, Kenya, where the issue of mothers dying in childbirth is highlighted; the voiceover, taking the form of a telephone call between a potential donor and someone from the charity, articulates how donations will make a difference.  The aim of the new campaign is to raise unrestricted income for the charity to help support programme work, such as the featured maternal outreach work. By making…

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