As funding for Kids Company increased, so too did the number of children under its care. In 2009 the charity cared for 14,000 children. This rose to 36,000 by 2013. To account for the growth in children under care in the same period, the number of average weekly full-time employees increased from 231 to 495.
Sorry, don’t really trust those numbers of children. That there’s lost waifs and orphans out there I don’t doubt, nor the moral duty of doing something about it all. But 36,000 in only two cities?
Naaah. Scale that up to the country and we’re talking about 300 k or so. Or, around and about, an entire yearly cohort of all the children in the country. Or 5 or 6% of all children.