Nearly 600 children have allegedly been abused or “harmed” by charity workers after a huge rise in incidents, the Charity Commission has revealed.
The watchdog said that between February and September charities reported 2,114 cases of serious abuse, an increase of a third on the whole of the previous year.
It said that of the incidents where the alleged victims could be identified, 583 involved children and 395 involved adults.
The incidents were reported to the Charity Commission in the wake of the Oxfam sexual abuse scandal. The charity was accused of covering up claims that staff used prostitutes while delivering aid to disaster-stricken Haiti in 2012.
Source: The Telegraph