Kids Company investigated by Scotland Yard
Kids Company is being investigated by the Child Abuse, Sex Offences, and Exploitation Unit at Scotland Yard.
Kids Company was founded in 1996 by Camila Batmanghelidjh. The charity supports vulnerable children and young adults from inner cities. The Metropolitan police has confirmed to The Independent that it had “commenced an investigation into a number of allegations of crime involving a children’s charity”.
Kids Company has stated it was “co-operating fully with the police to assist the investigation into what it understands to be historical but serious allegations”, adding that it had “no further substantive information”.
“Kids Company’s first priority is the safety and security of all the children, young people and adults we support and protect”, the statement said.
“The organisation operates robust policies and procedures that ensure all Kids Company’s clients are protected. The safety, security and well-being of the children, young people and adults we support is our first priority and it is this imperative that will guide our response to the allegations once further information has been disclosed by the police.”
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