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