Camila Batmanghelidjh

Camila Batmanghelidjh is the founder of Kids Company and Place2Be

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This week's big questions: Will people learn to cope with austerity? Is there too much panic over child sex abuse?

This week's questions answered by the founder of Kids Company and the Place2Be

They're not vermin – they need direction

We continue to believe that children involved in gangs are different from us. In describing them as "vermin", "predators" and "criminals", we negate them as a species apart.

Camila Batmanghelidjh, the founder of Kids Company

Camila Batmanghelidjh: A child chipped at pieces of brick to fill his empty belly

As toddlers, Taylor, Henry and Adam used to draw pictures of food on pieces of paper and swallow them. Mary, 15, and her 16-year-old brother stole frozen meat and ate it raw. Their stories are less common than they used to be. Shockingly, more and more children are coming to Kids Company for food.

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