National media briefing: Barnardo's, the Fairbanking Foundation, Help for Heroes, the Paddington Development Trust

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Child victims of sexual exploitation have been "failed by the system", according to the children's charity Barnardo's, because convictions of offenders are so hard to achieve.

See BBC News for full story

The Fairbanking Foundation, which was set up to judge whether banks' offerings contribute to customers' "financial wellbeing", has found just four products worthy of accreditation.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

A man from Inverness who claimed he was walking the coast of Britain to raise money for Help for Heroes has appeared in court in Cornwall, facing three charges of fraud.

See BBC News for full story

The regeneration charity the Paddington Development Trust is hoping to supplement some of the £350,000 of government funding it has lost by opening a pet store.

See The Guardian for full story

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