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Closure of Rehabilitate Youth Ireland

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland can confirm the closure of Rehabilitate Youth Ireland, formerly a registered charity with the Northern Ireland charity number NIC101040.

The Commission opened a statutory inquiry into Rehabilitate Youth Ireland on 31 May 2018. The inquiry relates to concerns regarding the governance and administration of the charity.

As part of this inquiry, the Commission appointed Deloitte (NI) Limited as interim manager of the charity as a temporary and protective measure. The interim manager has taken the decision to close the charity, which has been reflected on the register of charities entry for Rehabilitate Youth Ireland.

Should you disagree with the decision to remove Rehabilitate Youth Ireland, please read our guidance on challenging a decision of the Commission.

While the charity has been closed, the Commission’s inquiry remains open. As a proportionate regulator, and so as to ensure that the investigation is fair, the Commission will not be making any further comment at this time.

In accordance with normal procedures, a report on the results of the inquiry may be published on the Commission’s website once the inquiry is completed.

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Notes for editors

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is the independent regulator of charities in Northern Ireland.

The Commission has a statutory function, as detailed within section 8(2)3 of the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 to identify and investigate apparent misconduct or mismanagement in the administration of charities, and to take remedial or protective action.

Section 22 of the Charities Act 2008 gives the Commission the power to institute inquiries, with the opening of an inquiry giving the commission access to a range of protective and remedial powers.