Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Lack of Professional Accountability

The Independent Complaints Reviewer - main photo shows ICR Logo - talked up the Charity Commission's handling of complaints in her recent report but kept the following out of her glowing foreword:

"One way that the Commission can help people
take their complaints about charities forward in the
right way is by encouraging charities themselves
to buy in to the concept and importance of well
structured internal complaints processes. The
Commission’s recent report, ‘Cause for Complaint’,
demonstrates that commitment to this area of
good practice is far from universal.

In fact, this showed that 70% of charities have no
complaints procedure, 79% don’t think that they
need one and, of particular concern to the ICR, a
worrying 77% of small and medium sized charities
think that it is the Commission’s job to deal with
complaints for them."

Jodi Berg Annual Report, 2006.

In other words , almost 80% of charities really dont give a shit about being professionally accountable and Ms Berg thinks this is a matter of encouraging them to buy into the concept of professional accountability. I think its more a question of the general public and corporate sponsors opting out of giving money to these charities unless they clean up their act.

Laughably, the ICR has no internal complaints process for investigating the unprofessional conduct of her own staff. Perhaps more sites like this one will help Ms Berg and her team buy into the concept that the public expects fairness and value for money not double standards.

This is fair comment.


At January 31, 2007 3:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should have posted the targetted pornographic images up there with those of the ICR team.

At January 31, 2007 3:46 AM, Anonymous User-through-the-looking-glass said...

It certainly appears the useless administrators are enjoying a relationship of under the table handlings...I wonder whose foot is on who ? Or who is stroking who's doggy sausage ?

The real social pornography that is disgusting is the social warpages certain admin classes go through to escape rsponsibility while trying to keep reputations bleached.

At January 31, 2007 2:40 PM, Anonymous Corporate-Watcher said...

Its disgusting the Charity Commission cannot look into your matters and the ICR are in an axis wobble which does not bear logical examination ...

At February 02, 2007 4:50 AM, Anonymous Frank said...

Jodi Berg the Independent Complaints Reviewer should resign as she is effectively saying that the only official protection beneficiaries of charities have from being targetted by the people working for those charities is the police.

If this is the case then lets just scrap the Charity Commission and Independent Complaints Reviewer and rely on the police and the Courts to resolve disputes.


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