Muslim Aid is aware that an anonymous and malicious leaflet has been circulated amongst some staff in its London head office and posted on social media which makes various accusations regarding its management and conduct of some members, and former members, of staff.
Everyone associated with Muslim Aid is shocked and saddened at the release of this document and the trustees of Muslim Aid will be commissioning an independent investigation into the allegations made. However serious breaches of personal data and staff security in the head office have occurred in the preparation and dissemination of this document and with the safety of staff, donors and beneficiaries in mind we request that the charity be allowed to follow correct procedure in line with its obligations to the Charity Commission of the complaints, the Information Commissioner’s office of the breach of employee data and potentially the police if it is proved that the charity’s CCTV system was tampered with, thus putting the staff at risk of attack without safety precautions being active.
Muslim Aid has a robust whistleblowing policy that provides a confidential means for those with serious concerns to raise them for the trustees to investigate. We would ask anyone with legitimate concerns to use this channel rather than spreading malicious allegations through public means which not only damages the important work that Muslim Aid does to serve humanity across the world but also unfairly impacts on many members of staff, both past and present, who we are now working to support through this challenging time.