Penny Appeal CEO Harris Iqbal says the charity’s future will centre around safeguarding following allegations of child abuse at one of their orphanages in The Gambia.
“We are increasing our capacity in The Gambia, to cooperate with and support investigations, and engage with the Gambian government,” he said. “We have asked an international agency to undertake this work on our behalf. We are also engaging with the UK Charity Commission. We must be led by evidence and by expertise. We owe it to the children we care for to leave no stone unturned.”