Northern Ireland regulator opens inquiry into homelessness charity

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has concerns about governance and safeguarding at Morning Star House in Belfast

Morning Star House
Morning Star House

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has opened a statutory inquiry into a homelessness charity amid concerns about governance and safeguarding.

A statement from the regulator today said it had opened an inquiry into Morning Star House, which provides temporary accommodation and support for homeless men in Belfast.

"The inquiry relates to concerns regarding the governance and administration of the charity, with a focus on safeguarding," the regulator’s statement said.

"As a proportionate regulator, and so as to ensure that the investigation is fair, the commission will not be making any further comment while the investigation is ongoing."

The inquiry is the third opened by the CCNI since the start of 2018.

Morning Star House was registered with the CCNI in February last year and has not yet been required to file any accounts.

The charity declined to comment.

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