Statement - 24th October 2019
Having been made aware of the extremely concerning circumstances of the temporary closure of the Russ Foundation campus, Good Foundation has suspended all transactions to Russ Foundation with immediate effect while we attempt to establish a clear picture of what has happened and what the implications are. We are reassured to hear that the Russ children have been given appropriate accommodation and care either by their extended families or the authorities. Updates will be posted here in due course.
Update - 6th November 2019
The trustees have agreed that Good Foundation’s general intention is to continue our partnership with Russ Foundation if and when safeguarding concerns have been satisfactorily resolved. We will hold all funds that we currently have, plus all donations that come in subsequently, until the investigation is concluded – which could of course take many months. All current Good Foundation donors should now have been contacted to inform them of the situation. We have advised the Charity Commission of the situation and they have approved the action we have taken.