Here are the opening lines:
‘Scotland’s charities have reported hundreds of serious concerns about their own organisations to regulators since 2016, it has emerged. The 318 “notifiable events” reported over that period include cases of fraud, bullying and sexual abuse. They include 29 allegations of sexual misconduct, nearly a third relating to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry. Further down we see that only 29 ‘had some element of potential sexual misconduct’ but even in quite a long report on the website we never hear how many employees there are so that we can see how common or rare these offences are.
The third sector in Scotland employs an estimated 138,000 people (headcount) or 83,350 Full Time Equivalent workers so even if we accept that 318 offences means 318 offenders, that works out at 0.2%. as for those cases which ‘had some element of potential sexual misconduct’ the figure is 0.02%.
Here’s a story worth telling:
There are more charities per head of population in Scotland than any other UK nation. Levels of third sector activity are particularly high in rural areas, where local support services, village halls, and recreation groups are at the heart of their communities.
For quite limited evidence on BBC employees see: