Before these allegations came out, This Blog would have said the Kid’s Company fiasco was merely a symptom of David Cameron’s extreme lack of good judgement.
The logical comment would have been that, if you want to influence Cameron, all you have to do is adopt an extreme mode of dress and outlandish headgear (it worked for Camila Batmanghelidjh).
But now there are allegations of child abuse, and claims that the charity failed to address them properly.
Would it be wrong to point out that the Conservative Party – and indeed David Cameron’s government – is currently mired in accusations about one child abuse cover-up after another?
What, for example, has happened to the prosecution of Patrick Rock, the former Downing Street aide who allegedly kept many photographs of children being sexually exploited?
The Kids Company charity failed in its handling of allegations of serious incidents, including sexual assaults, former staff have said.
One former worker told BBC Two’s Newsnight that staff were told of complaints about a client who sexually exploited girls he met there, off site.
But she says these concerns were not passed on and Newsnight has established that authorities were not alerted.
The charity said it would have told police of any allegation it knew about.
Join the Vox Political Facebook page.
If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!
Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
(but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:
Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.
Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:
The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here: