Please refresh the page and retry. T he former chief executive of Save the Children resigned after he admitted making "unsuitable and thoughtless" comments to three young female members of staff, it emerged on Tuesday.
Justin Forsyth, who is now deputy executive director at Unicef, "apologised unreservedly" to the women after sending them text messages commenting on how they looked and what they were wearing.
It represents the latest scandal facing the charity sector after it emerged that senior Oxfam staff paid prostitutes while working in Haiti following an earthquake in Mr Forsyth's resignation from Save the Children came just four months after Brendan Cox, a friend of Mr Forsyth and former chief strategist at the charity, quit following separate allegations of sexual misconduct. Mr Cox, the widower of the late Jo Cox who was murdered inadmitted at the weekend that he had caused the women "hurt and offence".
N either Mr Forsyth nor Mr Cox were subject to a formal discplinary hearing. Save the Children said on Tuesday night that trustees had carried out two internal investigations into the complaints against Mr Forsyth in and T he new disclosures came as MPs blocked the appointment of the Government's candidate to head the Charity Commission, questioning her of experience in the charity section. Baroness Stowell of Beeston, a Tory peer, struggled to answer questions posed to her by the Commons digital, culture, media and sport committee yesterday.
She had been due to replace William Shawcross, who is due to complete his five-year term on Friday. It will now be up to Matt Hancock, the Culture Secretary, to decide whether to overrule the committee and confirm her appointment, or back down and seek an alternative candidate.
The women who complained about Mr Forsyth's behaviour told the BBC he sent them a "barrage" of Mp foredrar s framfor m messages which left them feeling deeply uncomfortable. If they did not respond he allegedly sent them emails, and if they still refused to engage they were called over by Mr Forsyth for a private "chat". Save the Children is said to have dealt with each complaint by having a mediation process where Mr Forsyth apologised to the women involved.
One of the complainants, who remained anonymous, said: A nother told the BBC: O ne former senior staff member added: In a statement last night Mr Forsyth said: A spokesperson for Save the Children said: The final report will be published, shared with the Charity Commission and made available to Government and every single member of staff.
This is so that we can better support our skilled and highly valued staff as they help change the lives of millions of children around the world every day.
A spokesman for Unicef, where Mr Forsyth now works, "Mp foredrar s framfor m" We are discussing this matter with Mr Forsyth and his former employer so we can take appropriate action. The charitable sector has come under fire since it emerged that Oxfam allowed aid workers in Haiti to resign after
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S ave the Children admitted on Tuesday that it dealt with child protection and 35 sexual harassment cases last year, which led to 30 dismissals. Penny Mordaunt, the International Development Secretary, accused Oxfam executives of "betraying the public" and said they may have deliberately misled charity regulators and the authorities.
She also warned that Britain could withdraw funding for the United Nations unless it stops exploitation and abuse. T he cases range from to the present. Mark Goldring, the chief executive at Oxfam GB, apologised on Tuesday to the committee for the actions of some Oxfam staff who sexually exploited young Haitian woman and for an interview last week in which he appeared to downplay the gravity of the scandal.
H e said he had been stressed when he claimed the "ferocity" of the attacks on Oxfam made it seem as if staff had "murdered babies in their cots". I am sorry, we are sorry, for the damage Oxfam has done both to the people of Haiti but also to wider efforts for aid and development by possibly undermining public support. As well as donors who have cancelled their subscriptions, Mr Goldring also disclosed that corporate sponsors are considering whether to continue giving Oxfam money.
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