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Commission opens statutory inquiry into Morning Star House

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has today (21 June 2018) announced the opening of a statutory inquiry into Morning Star House, a registered charity with the Northern Ireland charity number NIC101035.

The inquiry relates to concerns regarding the governance and administration of the charity, with a focus on safeguarding.

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.

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For more information please contact Shirley Kernan, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland Communications Officer, on telephone: 028 3832 0169 or email: shirley.kernan@charitycommissionni.org.uk  

Notes for editors

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is the independent regulator of charities in Northern Ireland. See www.charitycommissionni.org.uk for further information.

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.

In accordance with normal procedures, a report on the results of the inquiry will be published on the Commission’s website www.charitycommissionni.org.uk once the inquiry is completed.