The collapse of BeatBullying

Read about the latest developments surrounding the closure of the anti-bullying charity amid financial difficulties

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BeatBullying did not comply with its own reserves policy, Charity Commission says

In a report on its operational compliance case, the regulator says the anti-bullying charity, which went into liquidation in November, had no reserves and was 'quickly affected by the cancellation of anticipated funding'

An offer to buy the BeatBullying group failed before it went into liquidation

Documents indicate that the buyer would have retained staff and continued some of the charity's online services, but wanted the founder to resign and refrain from competition

Former BeatBullying executives, including Ross Banford and Sarah Dyer, set up new company a week after liquidation

Founder Emma-Jane Cross and Mark Allison are also involved in Digital Impacts, which was registered at Companies House on 14 November

More than £1m is owed to Beatbullying creditors

Updated documents filed with Companies House show that the anti-bullying charity had assets of only £8,800 when it went into liquidation on 7 November

BeatBullying went into liquidation owing nearly £1m, meeting of creditors hears

Unconfirmed figures compiled for the meeting, held today, amount to £989,000, but the final total could be higher

Charity Commission was alerted to possible BeatBullying problems last year, but took no action

The charity was placed into voluntary liquidation this month, since when a number of former employees have made allegations of mismanagement

Whistleblowers wrote to trustees of BeatBullying in October to warn of mismanagement

BeatBullying staff members accuse the charity of breaching employment contracts, not operating proper financial controls and failing to pay pension contributions since April

BeatBullying goes into voluntary liquidation after failing to attract buyers

Antony Batty & Company has been instructed to oversee the process after the charity fails to overcome financial problems

BeatBullying 'dealt with staff horrifically' over financial difficulties and redundancies

A former employee of the charity outlines alleged poor communication and confusion over pay and potential redundancies in the past few months

Cabinet Office might try to recover £400,000 of grant funding given to BeatBullying

The department says it is reviewing the situation after the anti-bullying charity went into administration because of financial difficulties

BeatBullying discussing potential takeover with a number of organisations

In a statement on its website, the trustees of the charity say they hope to bring negotiations to a conclusion soon

ITV takes legal advice over how BeatBullying used Text Santa money

The anti-bullying charity, which received £698,000 from the appeal last year, has appointed administrators because of financial difficulties

BeatBullying sends serious incident report to Charity Commission

The regulator says it is looking into concerns about the anti-bullying charity, which appointed administrators because of 'significant financial challenges'

BeatBullying calls in administrators because of 'acute' financial difficulties

The anti-bullying charity's website urges people to go to Samaritans or ChildLine instead, and the Crystal Palace offices are closed

BeatBullying website down and directing visitors to other charities

Nobody from the anti-bullying charity can clarify why its website is unavailable or why those in need of help are being diverted to Samaritans and ChildLine

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