Founded in 1985, the foundation provides care and rehabilitation to survivors of torture and other forms of organised violence.
Total income: £6.9m for the year ending 31 December 2004, up from £6.2m in 2003.
Highest salary: Malcolm Smart, the foundation's then director, earned between £70,000 and £80,000.
Reserves policy: The charity's aim is to hold a general reserve of between two and four months' direct charitable spending. At the end of the last financial year, reserves were equivalent to a little more than two-and-a-half months' spending.
Fundraising costs: The charity raised £6.6m in voluntary income and its fundraising costs totalled £1.9m. This gave it a fundraising ratio of 28p in the pound.
How performance is communicated: The trustees' report and accounts are relatively thorough, particularly the description of the foundation's finances and difficulties concerning its fundraising strategy.
There is a section on plans and targets for 2005, but the achievements of 2004 are not linked to earlier targets. The website, www.torturecare.org.uk, contains a lot of useful information on the charity and its work, including a helpful 'frequently asked questions' section. The annual review and accounts are also on the website.
The charity says: "Total income rose by 13 per cent compared with 2003, but this was less than forecast and at the end of the year there was a programme of cuts, including 10 redundancies, to bring down our spending level for 2005.
"This was as a result of the reduction in response rates to our direct mail appeals. Such appeals are a mainstay of our income generation - the reduction caused us to revise income forecasts for future years."