Kids Company a political ‘football’
6 August 2015
From the section UK
Kids Company has become “a football for the media and the civil servants”, the charity’s founder has said.
Camila Batmanghelidjh told the BBC the charity had run out of money because the government had not taken responsibility for child protection.
Kids Company closed on Wednesday after ministers said they wanted to recover a £3m grant given to the charity.
The Cabinet Office said it believed conditions attached to the use of the money had not been met.
Asked if Kids Company’s finances could have been run more efficiently, Ms Batmanghelidjh said: “Our problem is not the efficiency of our financial systems, it’s our lack of funding.”
Source:: BBC UK