Key findings in the report, published on Monday, included: “Negligent trustees” repeatedly ignored auditors’ clear warnings about the precarious finances of the charity. There was a clear link between the length of time the chair of trustees, Yentob, and Batmanghelidjh had been in power and the failure to correct serious weaknesses in the organisation. It was not until 2015 – after £35m of public money had been given to the charity – that the government acknowledged the need for a robust examination of its activities and outcomes. The government knew Kids Company was overstating the number of clients it worked with but did nothing about it. Earlier intervention by the Charity Commission might have helped safeguard Kids Company, which provided valuable support to many vulnerable young people. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/feb/01/kids-comper the last 30+ years, would it have been rational to have expected better of them?glish state education ovany-collapse-mps-pacac-report-blame-negligent-trustees "Though not, deo gratias criminally negligent." And as for the politicos involved.......given the improvements they have wrought to English state school education over the last 30+ years, would it have been rational to have expected better of them?