Kick It Out revealed to have series of internal governance failings

31 October 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Football's anti-racism organisation Kick It Out has been revealed to have a series of governance failings.

The Charity Commission has revealed a series of governance failings, including poor communication and a lack of training in staff welfare, in the anti-racism organisation after conducting an independent review.

A number of former employees prompted the investigation after complaining about safeguarding, bullying and harassment at the organisation and shared concerns about the charity's leadership, management and culture.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Football's anti-racism organisation Kick It Out has been revealed to have a series of governance failings, including poor communication and a lack of training in staff welfare, after complaints from former employees prompted an independent review. 

The Charity Commission opened a regulatory compliance case to look into the organisation a year ago after former employees had complained about safeguarding, bullying and harassment at Kick It Out and shared concerns about the charity's leadership, management and culture.

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