Kids Company chief executive Camila Batmanghelidjh is facing a grilling from MPs on 15 October after her charity folded in August amid allegations of mismanagement. Batmanghelidjh will appear before the cross-party Public Administration Committee (PAC) alongside BBC executive and charity trustee Alan Yentob.
The group will examine the governance, financial management and reporting procedures at Kids Company, as well as the charity's relationship with central government. The scope of the inquiry will also focus on the advice given by civil servants to ministers over the charity.
The investigation comes after The Spectator first raised concerns about the company's management, which was followed up by a probe from BBC's Newsnight and Buzzfeed. Kids Company then collapsed in August after taking £3m from the Cabinet Office. Yentob has also come under criticism.
It was alleged by The Daily Mail that the BBC creative director had tried to use his power to influence the Newsnight report into Kids Company, but the BBC denied the claims. "The fact that BBC broke this story shows that our journalism has been impartial and in the public interest," a spokesperson for the broadcaster told The Guardian.
Spending watchdog National Audit Office (NAO) is also looking into the Kids Company case. The organisation has said that it is likely to report its findings from the inquiry in November. You can watch Batmanghelidjh and Yentob be questioned by the PAC below.