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Birthlink, SC013007
Registered charity from 26 May 1982
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This shows the latest contact address that OSCR has been given for the charity.Address39 Braehead Road
This is the latest postcode that the charity has supplied.PostcodeEH4 6BD
This shows whether the address supplied by the charity is their principal office or the address of one of the charity's trustees. Where the charity tells us that the address is a charity trustee's address, we must publish the name.Is the supplied address a principal office or a trustee address?Trustee - Mr A Gibb
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Charities are shown as Standard charities, Registered Social Landlords, or Cross-Border charities. These last two will link through to other Regulators’ websites, where you may be able to view the charity’s accounts.Regulatory Type Standard
This is the link to the lead regulatory body for this organisation.Link to Companies House
This personalised charity registration logo can be downloaded free of charge and used on the charity’s website, email signatures and publications.OSCR Registration Logo
These are taken directly from the charity's constitution. A charity's objects describe what the charity has been legally set up to achieve. They do not necessarily describe all of the activities the charity carries out in order to achieve these objects. Object:
(a) The company is established for charitable purposes only; and the expression charitable purposes shall mean charitable purposes under section 7 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 which are also regarded as charitable purposes in relation to the applications of the Taxes Acts . (b) In particular, the company is established for the following purposes: (i) to provide to people affected by adoption in Scotland and to people who have been looked after by local authorities in Scotland services designed to eliminate or alleviate disadvantages (such as ill-health and absence of well-being, particularly of a psychological nature; feelings of guilt, loss and grief; identity problems; discrimination; impaired life chances; impaired or lack of access to information relating to genetic inheritance and relevant medical history; separation from birth relatives; lack of information relating to birth relatives; and difficulties arising in relation to making contact with birth relatives and building and maintaining relationships) suffered by such people as a consequence of having been affected by adoption or having been looked after by local authorities in Scotland; (ii) to enhance the well-being and promote the welfare of all people affected by adoption in Scotland; (iii) to enhance the well-being and promote the welfare of people who have been looked after by local authorities in Scotland; (iv) to provide support and assistance to people affected by adoption in Scotland to enable them to secure the performance by public authorities of statutory duties owed to them; (v) to provide support and assistance to people who have been looked after by local authorities in Scotland to enable them to secure the performance by public authorities of statutory duties owed to them;
Details of the charity's operations
Current status of the charity.Charity Status: Active
When the charity last submitted a change in information.Last Updated: 03 Dec 2019
Whether the charity is a Trust, Company, Unincorporated Association, SCIO, Educational Endowment, Industrial & Provident Society or Statutory Corporation, the date it became that form, and any previous forms it may have had.Constitutional Form: Company (the charity is registered with Companies House)
This best describes how local or widespread the work of the charity is.Geographical Spread: More than one local authority area in Scotland
This local authority area in which the charity is currently operating.Main Operating Location: City of Edinburgh
The Charity and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act sets out 15 charitable purposes and one analogous purpose.Purposes: "The advancement of health","The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage"
This lists which beneficiary groups the charity has identified as being the main focus of activities: children / young people, older people, people with disabilities or health problems, people of a particular ethnic or racial origin, other defined groups, no specific group or for the benefit of the community, other charities / voluntary bodies.Beneficiaries: "Other defined groups"
This sets out the types of activity undertaken by the charity from the following: it makes grants, donations, loans, gifts or pensions to individuals, it makes grants, donations or gifts to organisations, it carries out activities or services itself, it does none of these.Types of activity undertaken: "It carries out activities or services itself"

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Annual Return Submission History
Mailing Cycle Financial Year Annual Return
The end of the financial year for which accounts and information has been requested. Year End The gross income for the period. Income Expenditure The date OSCR sent the return to the charity. Issued Received The date the return was validated by OSCR. Checked When a charity has submitted its return on time (within the required 9 months from its Annual Return Date), the Overdue/Late field for that charity will be green. Where a charity has submitted its return after the 9 month deadline, the Overdue/Late field will be red. Overdue / Late The accounts available to view have had personal data such as signatures and addresses redacted (blacked out) to comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. The charity’s accounts are the responsibility of the charity trustees and any queries regarding the content of the accounts should be directed to the charity in the first instance. OSCR accepts no liability for the accuracy of the charity’s accounts nor any decision based upon them. Latest Accounts
2015 31 Mar 2015 £244,128 £228,106 31 Mar 2015 10 Dec 2015 15 Dec 2015 No
2016 31 Mar 2016 £247,539 £252,700 31 Mar 2016 09 Dec 2016 12 Dec 2016 No
2017 31 Mar 2017 £249,563 £271,530 31 Mar 2017 18 Dec 2017 19 Dec 2017 No
2018 31 Mar 2018 £229,710 £244,401 03 Apr 2018 07 Dec 2018 10 Dec 2018 No
2019 31 Mar 2019 £347,662 £268,849 01 Apr 2019 02 Dec 2019 03 Dec 2019 No Published accounts can be found on the Companies House website

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