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The Charity Commission has spoken of its ongoing "concerns" regarding a significant and systemic underreporting of alleged serious incidents by charities which may include claims of sex abuse, harassment and harm to children.The Oxfam and Save the Children abuse scandal which rocked the aid sector this year saw charities submit…
A children’s charity has launched a campaign to double the number of youngsters it supports over the next five years.Children 1st helped 10,000 children and their families last year and aims to dramatically increase this figure by 2023 as demand for its services increases.Its 'Give A Child Their Smile Back'…
Charities must change to meet public expectations of behaviour if they are to survive and help "those who feel they've been let down", the head of the sector's regulator is to warn. Charity Commission chair Baroness Stowell of Beeston (pictured) will tell an audience at the Royal Society of Arts…
More than two years since the Social Services and Wellbeing Act came in to force, the charity Action on Hearing Loss Cymru says many people who are deaf or have hearing loss are still not getting the care they are entitled to. 575,500 people in Wales are deaf or have…
A new campaign is calling for people to "ask twice" how others are feeling, to improve conversations around mental health. More than three-quarters of people (78%) would say they are "fine" even when struggling with low mood, anxiety or other mental health problems, a survey has found. Many respondents said…
Researchers are looking into whether drugs that already treat a range of conditions could help people with motor neurone disease (MND), after a former rugby star helped raise £250,000 for their work. The money received from Doddie Weir’s My Name’5 Doddie Foundation could help to cut years from the waiting…
Almost 40% of small charities are providing incorrect financial information in their annual returns, according to a Charity Commission report. In a review of a sample of charities, 38% of charities with incomes below £25,000 per annum were found to be submitting inaccurate data. Small charities make up two thirds…
An HIV charity has been saved from closure following a Scottish Government funding u-turn. HIV Scotland feared it would have to shut after losing out on Scottish Government cash earlier in the year, forcing staff lay offs. Now, Public Health Minister Joe FitzPatrick (pictured) has confirmed the Scottish Government has…
Prue Leith has shared a family photograph of herself and her adopted daughter as part of a campaign to encourage others to consider adoption. The Great British Bake Off judge is one of a number of celebrities sharing family snaps to back the Barnardo's campaign, including former X Factor star…
A charity has warned a decline in the number of public toilets across Scotland risks discriminating against disabled people. Disability Equality Scotland said a lack of available facilities can discourage those with a disability from leaving their homes because they are worried about how they will cope. The organisation has…
Disability charity Scope has criticised the decision to cast an able-bodied actor as Joseph Merrick in the upcoming BBC adaptation of The Elephant Man. Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton (pictured) will play the severely disfigured 19th Century figure in the programme, which is is due to be screened next year.…
The grief-stricken parents of London Bridge terror attack victim Sara Zelenak have launched a charity to help others overcome the loss of a loved one in similarly traumatic circumstances. Ms Zelenak, 21, was among the eight people killed when a white van ploughed into crowds at the landmark before three…
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