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Sex scandal will cost Save the Children £67million

INTERNATIONAL humanitarian charity Save the Children will temporarily stop bidding for funding from the UK’s DFID.

The decision comes amid claims of sexual misconduct by staff following a sector-wide sex scandal.

“Save the Children UK is now in the process of assessing the potential impact of this drop in funding for future years,” the charity said in a statement.

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“The long-term underlying financial health of Save the Children UK is good … budget plans are driven by a long-term strategy and goals and not by short-term changes to income around specific projects.”

Charities have since pledged to overhaul their approach to dealing with allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment.

DFID minister Penny Mordaunt told a parliamentary inquiry last week there were signs that sexual predators were leaving the aid sector amid heightened vigilance after the sex scandal.