25 Jul 2007

Top Marks For The Children's Society

25 July 2007

The Children's Society has recently been ranked in the top five per cent (of 1,500) UK charities for the quality of reporting (1), according to leading advisory service Intelligent Giving. 

Intelligent Giving, an independent website, rates charities according to their annual reports.

Based on their annual report, The Children’s Society received a top score of 80 per cent in an evaluation of voluntary organisations across the UK, of which 296 are children’s charities. Top scores are only given to charities that receive a score of 75 per cent or more. Intelligent Giving states that a score of 80 per cent, “highly indicates that [The Children’s Society] is one of the most transparent in the country.” Criteria included the level of clarity with which The Children’s Society explained how stakeholders benefit; their activities and achievements for the year and much more.

Intelligent Giving provides on-line personal profiles of UK charities which help potential donors make an informed decision when selecting. Each profile discloses important information such as what the charitable cause is and the percentage of donations that will be spent on charitable work.

The Children's Society is a national charity driven by the belief that every child deserves a good childhood. If you are interested in learning more about The Children’s Society and how you can help visit www.childrenssociety.org.uk or call their supporter line at 0845 3001128.

Notes to Editors:

(1) Quality of reporting is how much info the charity wants to share. This score, taken from Intelligent Giving’s search for 43 key points in the annual report, gives the answer. Top mark is 100 per cent. Anything over 70 per cent is a good effort.

* The Children's Society is a national charity driven by the belief that every child deserves a good childhood. To that end we provide vital help and understanding for those children who face the greatest danger, discrimination or disadvantage; children who are unable to find the support they need anywhere else. Our network of projects helps over 50,000 children and their families each year. Through our pioneering research and influential campaigning, we defend, safeguard and protect the childhood of all children. For more information visit www.childrenssociety.org.uk

* Intelligent Giving is the UK's first independent and free advisory service, designed to guide the public in their choice of charity. The main attraction is an interactive website. The site allows visitors to: shortlist charities by their own criteria; learn about award-winning small charities; and read original articles from charity professionals and investigative journalists. Intelligent Giving's aim is to increase the ease and confidence with which the public give to charity.