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Breaking Chains Global, SC048087
Registered charity from 22 January 2018
Documents 391 days overdue

This charity failed to provide all of the information on its finances by its annual submission deadline. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSCR allowed an additional 9 months grace period for charities that were overdue/late when their annual information due by date fell between 01 March 2020 and 31 March 2021.

Charity Details
This shows the latest contact address that OSCR has been given for the charity.Address33 Oak Tree Drive
This is the latest postcode that the charity has supplied.PostcodeEX32 0HE
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?Principal Office
Shown where the charity has supplied us with a link to its website.Website
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:
The company's objectives are as follows: - (a) The company's objects are to raise awareness of mental health issues through information and assisting persons who experience mental health problems through their leisure time activities so as a to develop their physical mental and spiritual capacities so that they may grow as individuals and in furtherance of that object to promote this through meetings, lectures, classes and other forms of leisure time occupation for the benefit of those persons. To inform persons of the benefit of physical activities, health and wellbeing in addressing mental health problems and generally raise the awareness of persons enabling them to have practical tools to support their everyday lives. To act for any charitable purpose for the general benefit of sufferers of mental health problems. (b) The company will also raise awareness of human trafficking and modem slavery to protect and safe guard vulnerable people through raising awareness in areas such as abuse and trafficking of people. To support them following physical and mental trauma and help develop their physical, mental and spiritual capacities so that they may grow and in furtherance of that objective through lectures, meetings, speaking, classes and other forms of leisure time occupation for the benefit of those people. To highlight important issues that affect their physical and mental wellbeing and give them the tools to support their everyday lives. To act for any charitable purpose for the general benefit of any vulnerable person.
Details of the charity's operations
Current status of the charity.Charity Status: Not Submitted
When the charity last submitted a change in information.Last Updated: 06 Aug 2021
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: Scotland and other parts of the UK
This local authority area in which the charity is currently operating.Main Operating Location: Aberdeen
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: "People with disabilities or health problems","Other charities / voluntary bodies"
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 activty undertaken: "It makes grants, donations or gifts to organisations"
Notes: Former name PAH (Scotland) to Breaking Chains Global
Annual Information Submission History
The end of the financial year for which accounts and information has been requested. Year End The gross income for the period. Income Expenditure Annual Return Received The date the return was validated by OSCR. Accounts Received 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
31 Aug 2018 £993,029 £897,064 27 May 2019 Yes
31 Aug 2019 £105,658 £195,864 28 May 2020 Yes Published accounts can be found on the Companies House website
31 Aug 2020 No Annual Information due by 31 May 2021
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSCR allowed an additional 9 months grace period for charities that were overdue/late when their annual information due by date fell between 01 March 2020 and 31 March 2021.

If an annual return has been received on time (within nine months of the Year End Date), the 'Annual Return Received' box is green   . If an annual return is late, the box is red   .
Inquiry Reports
TitleDescriptionEffective From DateExpiry DateDocument
Breaking Chains Global SC048087 S33 Inquiry Report Inquiry Report: Breaking Chains Global (SC048087) OSCR has concluded an inquiry into Breaking Chains Global, Scottish charity number SC048087 following media reports and receipt of concerns about the running of the charity, particularly high profile fundraising events that resulted in a significant amount of money being collected by the charity. Following consideration of a significant amount of information provided by the charity trustees, OSCR identified some weaknesses in the charity’s governance that required action to improve how the charity operates in the future. To support the charity in taking appropriate steps to addressing these weaknesses, OSCR made a series of recommendations to the charity, some of which have already been addressed. OSCR will monitor progress against these to ensure the improvements in governance continue. 29 Jan 2021 N/A 2021-01-29 Section 33 Report Breaking Chains Global FINAL PM.pdf

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