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NZ Intellectual Disability Services Come Under Scrutiny

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th February 2019 -  New Zealand’s chief ombudsman is investigating the Ministry of Health and its services for people with intellectual disabilities amid fears vulnerable people are being unlawfully

Government Backdown Signals Major Advocacy Win for Canadian Charities

Luke Michael, Thursday, 7th February 2019 -  The Canadian government has dropped its appeal of a court ruling that scrapped the limit on the political activities of a charity. The Ontario Superior Court ruled last July that legislation

Staff Survey Reveals High Staff Engagement in UK Charity Commission

Luke Michael, Thursday, 31st January 2019 -  Staff engagement in the UK Charity Commission has reached its highest level in 10 years, according to results from the 2018 Civil Service people survey. The Charity Commission published

UK Military Set to Donate Unused Ration Packs to Charities

Luke Michael, Friday, 25th January 2019 -  The UK military will donate thousands of unused ration packs to charities as part of a plan to reduce food waste and help community groups save on food bills. The Ministry of Defence

Review Finds Sexual Misconduct Failures Within Oxfam

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st January 2019 -  Oxfam International is beset by systemic problems that have allowed sexual misconduct to sometimes go unaddressed, an independent interim review has found. The UK report said Oxfam’s

Social Care Cuts Leaving Older People in England Without Support

Luke Michael, Friday, 11th January 2019 -  Unfair social care assessments are leaving vulnerable older people in England without appropriate support to live a dignified life, a Human Rights Watch report says.   The not

New Grant Reporting Approach Trialled in the UK

Luke Michael, Monday, 10th December 2018 -  A group of funders and funded organisations in the UK are trialling a new approach to grant reporting to fix what grantmakers say is a “broken system”.                                    

New Tool Assesses Business Impacts on Children

Luke Michael, Friday, 30th November 2018 -  UNICEF and The Global Child Forum have released a tool empowering business to measure their impact on children across almost 200 countries.   The Children’s Rights and Business

UK Education Charity Forced Into Closure

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th November 2018 -  A UK education charity has been forced to close its doors after failing to recover from a substantial government funding cut. Think Global – which promotes development education

Indian Electoral Commission Pledges to Make Voting Disability Friendly

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 5th November 2018 -  A campaign launched by the Indian electoral commission, encouraging people with disability to participate in elections, has been touted a winner by a prominent Indian disability

Canada Set to Remove Limit on Charities’ Non-partisan Political Activities

Luke Michael, Monday, 29th October 2018 -  The Canadian government’s move to broaden the freedom of expression for charities has been labelled a win for the nation’s charitable sector. The government issued a motion

Reports of Abuse to UK Charity Watchdog on the Rise

Luke Michael, Monday, 22nd October 2018 -  The UK Charity Commission says it is concerned about systemic underreporting of incidents by charities, despite receiving more than 2,000 reports of serious abuse in just seven
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