Commission says ‘culture fell short’ at Catholic charity

Civil Society Media

September 4, 2019

By Harriet Whitehead

The Charity Commission has said there were “shortcomings in safeguarding governance” at the Birmingham Diocesan Trust, as it publishes the findings of its inquiry into the charity. The Trust, which oversees the Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham, had been investigated by the Commission over concerns about its record on safeguarding. The Commission launched its investigation in December 2018, after the trustees were unable to reassure it that they were managing risks to the charity’s beneficiaries promptly or robustly enough. Earlier this week the Commission published the conclusions of its statutory inquiry.

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