England’s Charity Commission Censures Oxfam GB For Mishandling Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct By Employees

Devex: Oxfam: Safeguarding failings laid bare
“Oxfam has been hit with an official warning from the United Kingdom charity regulator as two long-anticipated reports accuse it of putting communities at risk of exploitation and abuse in order to protect its programs and funding…” (Edwards, 6/12).

Financial Times: Aid group Oxfam GB censured by England’s charity watchdog
“…An inquiry, by the Charity Commission, the watchdog for charities in England and Wales, led to the group being issued with an official warning that it had failed to address the Haiti allegations adequately, which date back to 2011, and its handling of safeguarding matters before the claims became public in 2018…” (Wright, 6/11).

The Guardian: Oxfam failed to report child abuse claims in Haiti, inquiry finds
“…The Haiti scandal prompted resignations from Oxfam GB’s chief executive, Mark Goldring, and its deputy chief executive, Penny Lawrence, and caused the charity to lose U.K. aid. In the immediate aftermath of the allegations, the charity lost thousands of donors. The allegations also placed the aid sector under intense scrutiny, and prompted the U.K. government to host a safeguarding summit to improve accountability…” (Ratcliffe, 6/11).

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