Trustees excluded at autism charity as regulator investigates safeguarding response

The Charity Commission has appointed interim managers to a social care charity as it conducts a statutory inquiry into trustees’ response to safeguarding concerns. Its appointments come after Devon and
Cornwall Autistic Community Trust transferred its adult social care services to other providers. In June 2022, the regulator began investigating the charity, also known as Spectrum, after a series of critical
inspections of its adult care facilities by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). CQC’s inspections of the charity’s adult care facilities found five to be inadequate and eight requiring improvement, with some
highlighting safeguarding concerns and risk of financial abuse. Click here to read more.