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Camila Batmanghelidjh Says She Didn't "Mesmerise" David Cameron

The former Kids Company chief executive was speaking during an interview with BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

Kids Company’s Fall Was Result Of “Extraordinary Catalogue Of Failures On Every Level”

The charity’s collapse was caused by “negligent” trustees, according to MPs who were also highly critical of ministers and regulators.

Met Police End Kids Company Investigation

The police said they found "no evidence of criminality within the 32 reports which would reach the threshold to justify a referral to the Crown Prosecution Service".

Kids Company Psychologist Barred For 12 Months After MDMA Scandal

Updated: A Health and Care Professions Council tribunal has found "all charges proven" against Dr Helen Winter, but did not strike her off permanently.

Kids Company Psychologist Admits Taking MDMA While With Clients

Dr Helen Winter admitted misconduct at a hearing in London on Thursday.

Police Pursuing "36 Investigations Relating To Kids Company"

Local government officials have revealed the scale of the police inquiry into the now-closed charity. Updated: Kids Company has now responded to this story.

BBC Investigates Managers' Conflicts Of Interests After Yentob Departure

Updated: A report has been commissioned into the external activities of senior managers after the corporation's creative director stepped down.

Camila Batmanghelidjh Calls For New Inquiry Into Kids Company's Demise

Updated: Batmanghelidjh made the demand to BuzzFeed News and BBC Newsnight after an unnamed employee made explosive claims about the charity's management.

Top Civil Servant Admits £4.3 Million Grant To Kids Company "May Not Have Been The Right Decision"

The House of Commons public accounts committee chair told senior Whitehall officials it was "staggering" that questions weren't being asked about the charity some time before its collapse.

Ministers Signed Off Kids Company Grant Despite “Horrifying” Report

A confidential auditor report seen by BuzzFeed News and BBC Newsnight piles pressure on ministers Oliver Letwin and Matt Hancock over the decision to hand the charity £3 million.

6 Questions Still To Be Answered About Kids Company

The hearing provided a great spectacle, but appears to have left more questions than answers.

Kids Company Founder's Evidence To MPs Contradicted By London Council

After a fiery hearing in parliament, Camila Batmanghelidjh's explanation of discrepancies in the number of clients helped by the collapsed charity have been questioned by Southwark's leader.

Kids Company Faces Fresh Allegations Over Charity Management

Ahead of a Commons inquiry on Thursday, newspapers are reporting that former chief executive Camila Batmanghelidjh is being investigated by police.

Kids Company Warnings Over Mismanagement Go Back To 2002, New Documents Reveal

Exclusive: The charity's trustees and the Charity Commission were warned about serious concerns for more than a decade before collapse.

Alan Yentob Accused Of Further "Meddling" In BBC's Kids Company Coverage

The broadcaster's creative director apparently contacted a Radio 4 presenter shortly before a report aired.

Spending Watchdog Announces Investigation Into Kids Company

The National Audit Office said money was given to the charity despite advice it "was not likely to be value for money".

Peers Demand Investigation Into "Significant Failure" Over Kids Company

A House of Lords debate heard the charity was "clearly inadequately managed". Updated: The House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee will begin an inquiry in October.

Kids Company Closure May Cost Taxpayers £1.2 Million As Questions Raised Over Client Numbers

BBC Newsnight and BuzzFeed News were told by government sources on Friday that the charity had "far fewer" clients than expected.

Prime Minister Defends His Role As Kids Company Anger Rises

Updated: It transpires that the donor alleged by Camila Batmanghelidjh to have pulled out of funding Kids Company to the tune of £3m was hedge fund manager Stuart Roden. He denies the claim.

Clients And Workers Describe "Havoc" At Kids Company

Tonight's edition of Radio 4's The Report, described a charity that received money for a job that remained vacant for two years and whose handouts meant Fridays were "weed heaven".

Kids Company Supporters Say An Emotional Goodbye To Their Charity Branch in Camberwell

"My key worker is everything," a woman told BuzzFeed News. "I speak to them every day. They're a huge part of my life."

Kids Company Shuts Down

"We've had to abandon a lot of children," the charity's CEO, Camila Batmanghelidjh, told the BBC.

Officials Warned Kids Company Could Shut Down On Wednesday

The decision comes as the charity is being investigated for potentially criminal offences by the complex case team of the Metropolitan police's sexual offences, exploitation, and child abuse command.

Police Investigating Alleged Unreported Criminal Activity At Kids Company Centres

The investigation was sparked by evidence handed to the authorities by BuzzFeed News and BBC Newsnight.

Camila Batmanghelidjh To Step Down From Kids Company Role In October

The government told the charity that it would only receive an additional £3 million of funding if its boss stepped aside.

Questions Raised Over Kids Company Spending And Research

Following the revelation that the Cabinet Office is withholding funding from the charity, media reports over the weekend have raised further concerns.

Kids Company Boss Says Government Is "Blackmailing" Her

In an interview with Newsnight Camila Batmanghelidjh defended her record as head of the high-profile charity and dismissed accusations of financial mismanagement.

Kids Company Boss Steps Down As Chief Executive And Attacks David Cameron

Camila Batmanghelidjh says she is being "silenced" over government cuts.

Government Refusing Funding To Kids Company Charity Unless Boss Is Removed

A joint investigation by Newsnight and BuzzFeed News has revealed the Cabinet Office is withholding funding from the charity unless Camila Batmanghelidjh steps aside.

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