£42million of taxpayers' money was poured into an organisation which was poorly managed and did not deliver the results expected. The simple truth is public money belongs to the taxpayer, not to Ministers. Every funding decision has to be viewed through this prism. In the case of Kids Company this was evidently not followed. It is only right that those who made these decisions are held to account.
When Kids Company was mired in controversy, Ms Batmanghelidjh and chair Alan Yentob gave a disastrous performance before
Alan Yentob has been lambasted for using the death of a teenager to make a political point about Kids Company. The BBC boss
Camila Batmanghelidjh has claimed she is akin to a political murder victim following a grilling by MPs over the closure of
Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh has delivered a much-mocked performance at her grilling by MPs today. She was
Kids Company may well have been a chaotic mess organisationally; Batmanghelidjh's charisma may well have blinded important funders to that, and her ambition may have blinded her to it. But attempts to destroy the therapeutic understanding on which the charity was based smell to me of character assassination and will do nothing but set back therapeutic work with deprived kids (and adults) for years.
Signs from protestors read: "You don't do this to Kids Company. Leave Kids Company alone for God sake, pls!!! Save Kinds
Camila Batmanghelidjh has said she doesn't need to provide evidence of her claims the government suppressed child sex abuse
One of the country's biggest charities for children, which just last week received a £3 million "sustainability grant" from
Batmanghelidjh says she has enjoyed a close relationship with Prime Minister David Cameron "We have had audits in the last