Kids Company

The Spectator’s Kids Company exposé named Scoop of the Year

5 April 2016 16:51

It’s a red-letter day here at 22 Old Queen St: Miles Goslett’s exposé of Kids Company has just been named Scoop…

The Kids Company cure for ‘dangerous people’? A trip to Champneys

12 February 2016 12:59

After MPs claimed last month that the Kids Company’s closure was down to a ‘catalogue of failures’, the charity’s founder Camila…

BBC1’s Kids Company ‘expose’ was nothing of the sort

4 February 2016 18:12

To her supporters, Camila Batmanghelidjh is a deeply caring woman whose charity Kids Company was cruelly extinguished last summer thanks…

Newsnight deserves an award for its superb follow-up to the Spectator’s scoop

1 February 2016 13:14

It’s great to see Newsnight once again nominated for an award for its coverage of the Kids Company scandal, and…

Kids Company: How the Spectator first blew the whistle

1 February 2016 7:36

A year ago, The Spectator blew the top off the Kids Company scandal – it was to take Fleet Street…

The trouble with Kids Company

29 December 2015 22:00

We continue our rundown of the top 10 most-read Spectator articles of 2015: No7 is Miles Goslett’s exposé of Kids…

Alan Yentob’s ‘resignation’ only makes him less accountable

7 December 2015 13:02

The BBC’s spin doctors will be broadly happy at the coverage Alan Yentob’s ‘resignation’ as BBC Creative Director has generated,…

Alan Yentob steps down as BBC creative director (but keeps his £150,000 TV gig)

3 December 2015 12:27

Alan Yentob has dramatically quit his £183,300 per year creative director role at the BBC. Today’s decision comes after Yentob became the…

Camila Batmanghelidjh comes to the government’s aid

16 November 2015 12:47

Since Mr S’s colleague Miles Goslett blew the whistle on Kids Company – and its founder Camila Batmanghelidjh — in…

Questions unanswered over No.10 special treatment for Kids Company

2 November 2015 19:01

Did Kids Company receive preferential treatment and funds because it was the ‘favoured’ charity of the Prime Minister? This was…

Kids Company given an ‘unbelievable’ £46 million in taxpayers’ money, despite repeated warnings

29 October 2015 9:42

The Kids Company web of intrigue is slowly being untangled. A report from the National Audit Office reveals that despite repeated warnings…

The perfect storm: a right-on charity run by a right-on woman and a right-on BBC executive

10 August 2015 15:31

The BBC’s Creative Director, Alan Yentob, seems to have spent the last week or so dashing from studio to studio…

David Cameron defends giving £3 million to Kids Company

7 August 2015 15:11

Kids Company staff and service users have been protesting outside Downing Street today after the charity announced it was closing…

We are still blinded by the ‘halo effect’

6 August 2015 17:31

Every age has people protected by a certain ‘halo effect’? At points in the past members of the clergy might…

How I blew the whistle on Kids Company – and Camila Batmanghelidjh

6 August 2015 14:40

Until February 2015, when The Spectator published my article on Kids Company, not a single bad word about it or…

Journalists didn’t kill Kids Company. Camila Batmanghelidjh did

6 August 2015 11:05

To listen to Camila Batmanghelidjh on the Radio 4 this morning, you’d think that her upstanding charity had been mysteriously…

Kids Company closure: three questions for ministers

5 August 2015 21:02

Yesterday, Miles Goslett revealed on Coffee House how the beleaguered charity Kids Company was dealing with the allegations against it.…

Revealed: the emails which show how Kids Company is dealing with the allegations against it

4 August 2015 18:20

The charity Kids Company is under so much pressure that some people are starting to worry about its outgoing chief…

Government takes the trash out with barrage of sneaky announcements

17 July 2015 17:22

Quiet Fridays are the best sorts of days to bury bad news: or at least so the Whitehall wisdom goes.…

It’s hard to judge a charity’s performance by its emotional rhetoric

12 February 2015 15:02

Questions about whether a particular charity fulfils its aims are being asked with increasing frequency these days, and quite right too.…