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Charities News

7 hours ago
Growing distaste over privatised, outsourced public services gives charities a chance to step in and prove their valueOver the past 25 years charities have had to become more business-like. They now earn more than half their income and raise less than half through donations. Twenty five years ago it[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
21 hours ago
I have seen the vital work the charity does around the world and I admire its willingness to examine its practices and changeIf there is one clear thing we have learned from the revelations about the behaviour of certain Oxfam staff in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and in Chad in 200[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
22 hours ago
Prime minister defies calls to scrap UK commitment to spend 0.7% of national income on aidThe UK’s aid budget will not be cut as a result of the sexual exploitation scandal affecting the sector, the prime minister has confirmed in a push back against the right wing of her party.There have been cal[...]
Charities
1 day ago
Minister supports Tina Stowell for Charity Commission chair but MPs say she lacks experience
Ministers have signalled that they intend to press ahead with Tina Stowell’s controverisal appointment as chair of the Charity Commission, despite her rejection by a select committee of MPs.The culture [...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 day ago
The government’s plan to roll out small-scale digital licences could price out vital volunteer-run stations from reaching a wider audienceIn 2010, hundreds of English Defence League protesters marched through Peterborough. There were 11 arrests for public order offences. When they took to the cit[...]
Charities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
1 day ago
Growth of unsuitable self-employment blamed for half of single parent homes being poorSingle parents are increasingly being pushed into precarious zero-hours contracts and unsuitable self-employment, putting more children at risk of living in poverty, a charity has warned.
In a report to mark its[...]
ChildrenPovertyCharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 day ago
Committee says Tina Stowell lacks ‘knowledge or vision’ and questions her independenceA committee of MPs has unanimously refused to endorse the appointment of a former Tory minister as chair of the Charity Commission, with a stinging rebuke to the government for selecting her despite “a comple[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 day ago
Response to claims about former chief executive Justin Forsyth was inadequate, charity admitsSave the Children has apologised to female employees who complained of inappropriate behaviour by the charity’s former chief executive, admitting their claims were not properly dealt with at the time.In a [...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
1 day ago
I’ve seen for myself how agencies operate, and the toxic and exploitative relationships that can so easily developA century ago doctors began to take notice of a disturbing condition affecting white men in “the tropics”. These men, hard at work with empire-building and civilising natives, were[...]
CharitiesHealth and Care
1 day ago
MPs tell boss Mark Goldring that charity treated vulnerable women in Haiti ‘like trinkets’Oxfam has lost 7,000 regular donors since it was revealed that staff sexually exploited victims of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, its chief executive has told a committee of MPs, which accused the charity of[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
1 day ago
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including David Davis’s Brexit speech and Oxfam giving evidence to MPs about the Haiti sex scandalOxfam’s evidence about Haiti sex scandal - SummaryLunchtime summaryAfternoon summary 5.31pm GMT They did not provide a full rep[...]
CharitiesCharities
2 days ago
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including David Davis’s Brexit speech and Oxfam giving evidence to MPs about the Haiti sex scandalOxfam’s evidence about Haiti sex scandal - Summary 12.53pm GMT While Oxfam was giving evidence to the Commons international dev[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
2 days ago
Mark Goldring admits 7,000 people have cancelled donations to the charity since scandal brokeMark Goldring, the head of Oxfam, has apologised to MPs for the actions of staff who sexually exploited female victims of the Haiti earthquake in 2010. He acknowledged that the charity’s actions had damage[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
2 days ago
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General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
2 days ago
Charities have been given the benefit of the doubt for too long. Zero tolerance of abuse is vital, says the third sector leaders’ championAs the Oxfam scandal thundered and churned all last week, Vicky Browning, who has led the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (Acevo) for[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
2 days ago
Hospitality, gifts and free trips enjoyed by Robert Davis between January 2015 and January 2018• Westminster councillor received gifts and hospitality 514 times in three years Related: Westminster councillor received gifts and hospitality 514 times in three years 5 January 2015 – Dinner at The [...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGerontology
2 days ago
Readers, some with experience of aid work and safeguarding, respond to news that critics are ‘gunning for Oxfam’ over alleged sexual exploitation in Haiti in the wake of the 2010 earthquakeAs someone who has directed humanitarian operations in various parts of the world with the UN, internationa[...]
Charities
2 days ago
Founder of the fiercely independent Souvenir Press who arrived in Britain on the Kindertransport on the eve of the second world warErnest Hecht, who has died aged 88, was the last of the great émigré publishers and, remarkably, Souvenir Press, which he founded in 1951 in his parents’ spare bedro[...]
CharitiesChildren and Parenting
3 days ago
Hospital considers retaining £530,000 it received from scandal-hit charity Great Ormond Street hospital (Gosh) is reconsidering whether to return £530,000 it collected in donations from the controversial Presidents Club after allegations of groping and sexual harassment at a men-only fundraising g[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
3 days ago
As Oxfam loses supporters and lurches from one disaster to another, all charities should check their crisis planningIt’s been a bad few weeks for the charitable sector. The revelations about the Presidents Club gala, which raised a reported £2m for charitable causes including Great Ormond Street [...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteeri
3 days ago
Husband of murdered MP denies allegations but admits ‘mistakes’ while at Save the ChildrenThe husband of the murdered MP Jo Cox has resigned from the two charities he set up in her memory after being publicly accused of sexual assault. Brendan Cox has stepped down from his posts at More in Commo[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismEducationCriminal Justice
4 days ago
Ten days of damaging ‘sex scandal’ headlines for Oxfam have rocked public trust in the whole sector. How can it be restored?At an Oxfam shop in Haringey, north London, a volunteer was rearranging the window display. “People have been very nice and supportive,” she said, looking back on a wee[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
If the aid charity takes steps to sort itself out then we must not allow our outrage to cloud our sense of perspectiveTrust takes years to build, seconds to break and forever to repair. Oxfam is the latest organisation to feel the force of that old saw. The humanitarian agency was congratulating its[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
5 days ago
Aid agencies are learning how to deal with sexual misconduct more sensitively – let’s give them space to do soThe #MeToo movement has been sparking change across the world. Now the humanitarian community has become the latest sector forced to recognise it has a serious problem that has been negl[...]
Charities
5 days ago
ndia’s nonprofit sector grew out of the voluntary movement, which promoted social progress driven by the unpaid social work of volunteers, says Ranjana Kumari, director of the Centre for Social Research in Delhi. This vision offered limited scope for ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
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3 weeks ago
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is seeking NASW student members to volunteer at our 2018 National Conference June 20-23, 2018 in Washington, DC. All selected student volunteers will receive complimentary basic conference registration. Help NASW welcome more than 2,000 social worker[...]
 

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413 weeks ago
From the NYT:The Bloomberg administration said Friday that the number of people living on New York’s streets and subways soared 34 percent in a year, signaling a setback in one of the city’s most intractable problems.
Appearing both startled and dismayed by the sharp increase, a year after [...]
 
421 weeks ago
Charming, as always:Although the government distributed billions of these food coupons, or food stamps, over the last half-century, only a small number have survived since they were replaced by a debit-card-like system. Now this coupon — and the master dye used to make the plate that created it [...]