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LSE statement on 2013 Kids Company report

LSE statement on the 2013 report, Kids Company: a diagnosis of the organisation and its interventions.

“University departments are regularly commissioned by charities, businesses or the government to undertake pieces of research. This is a standard practice.

With all funding arrangements, academic impartiality and integrity remain of paramount importance. The findings and analysis of this report were based on the evidence and data collected by the researchers at the time.

Houghton StreetThis paper was not an audit of Kids Company finances or management practices. The report, produced by academics at the Department of Social Psychology at LSE, analysed the model of intervention and care by the charity and how it had helped support some of the most vulnerable young people in the UK.

It had a particular focus on the psychological impact of Kids Company’s approach.

The study was co-funded by Kids Company and LSE. A total of £39,537 was provided through Kids Company to cover direct costs of research for the report, and for a day-long conference."


12 August 2015