November 2019 - Save the Children UK has accomplished many of its initial goals in a drive to change the working culture of the organisation but needs to sustain progress, according to a report by an international expert in ethics.
Dr Suzanne Shale, who carried out a review of Save the Children’s workplace culture in 2018, says it has since proved ‘open, honest and humble about the charity’s imperfections and limitations, whilst still pursuing high ambitions to learn and improve’.
She writes: ‘The current leadership, notably the CEO, recognised the correlation between how employees work together in the charity’s offices and how they meet their charitable objects in delivering services to beneficiaries.’
2018’s Shale review was commissioned by Save the Children UK after complaints about its handling of allegations against two former senior executives in 2012 and 2015 raised wider concerns about workplace culture. The handling of the historical complaints is being investigated by the Charity Commission.