keyword: Risk

Balancing the Risks of Pupils Returning to Schools

As we move into a phase of continuously reviewing decisions to keep schools open or shut, we need to recognise there are risks from having schools open and risks from having schools shut. In open schools, the risks to pupils themselves from COVID-19 are very low, though there are risks to school staff, parents/carers and the wider community.   Closing schools causes loss of learning and deterioration in children’s mental and physical health, for example. Keeping schools shut increases inequalities, in both children’s education achievement and their long-term prospects. The goal of “levelling up” therefore needs schools to be open....

Date Published: 24th July 2020
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International Charity Financial Benchmarking 2019

The charity sector continues to face uncertain times and this is particularly relevant for international charities. Significant media attention, such as high profile safeguarding cases and the public’s perception of the sector, combined with economic and political uncertainty, including Brexit, has created a difficult environment for many organisations within the sector. Whilst the external environment is challenging, there remains great need around the globe.   Our report, which builds upon and utilises the results from last year’s benchmarking survey, again takes a broad look at the sector, and includes charities of different sizes and operating models. The sample includes 180...

Date Published: 16th October 2019
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