Children’s Society set to axe 115 jobs

The Children’s Society has announced plans to cut 115 jobs
next March in a bid to save £5 million, but said none of its
90 projects will be affected, writes Sally

The plans, which will see five of the charity’s eight
regional offices closed, follow a drop in donations, and a deficit
of £11 million accrued by the charity has now been

Chief executive Rob Reitemeier said the proposals would make the
organisation’s work more cost-effective. Frontline project
worker posts would be saved, and most of the redundancies would be
at management level, said Reitemeier.

The charity will now focus its work on four key areas: children
at risk on the street, disabled children, children in trouble with
the law and refugee children.

The news follows a decision by the RNID earlier this year to
scrap 19 jobs because of an economic decline and an over-estimation
of income.

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