Kids Company and food for thought for academy trustees 

The last few days have been dominated by news about the troubles at Kids Company which led to the closure of the charity’s services. As academies are charities too and have a similar legal structure, there are lessons to be learnt for anyone involved with governance of academies.


Below are links to what has been written about Kids Company. The first of these is the link to Emma Knight’s (Chief Executive, NGA) blog which explain should be required reading for academy governors

Kids Company closure: what happened to the trustees? By Emma Knights

Lessons to learn from the Kids Company saga Jill Rutter writing in Left Foot Forward

Kids Company trustees accused of ignoring finance warnings Sandra Laville, Caelainn Barr and Nicola Slawson writing in The Guardian

The Guardian view on charity trustees: no role for amateurs. Editorial in The Guardian

The big remaining questions for Kids Company’s trustees Chris Cook, Policy Editor, Newsnight

Kids Company, corporate governance and conflicts of interest David Doughty

Charities Commission head points finger at Kids Co trustees. Helen Warrell, Public Policy Correspondent, Financial Times


2 thoughts on “Kids Company and food for thought for academy trustees 

  1. Pingback: Reviewing 2015 and governance matters. With links! | Governing Matters

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.