Following on recent media publicity concerning the Organisation, the effect of which has been to cause significant unnecessary anxiety to our service users and supporters, we provide the following update.
At our own instigation, necessary improvements to our compliance and governance arrangements were introduced by MOJO in April and May of this year. As we are a registered charity these were properly reported to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, by ourselves, at the time.
The recent publicity followed on allegations of impropriety in our revised governance arrangements, subsequently made to OSCR, and to the Scottish Government, by a now ex-director of MOJO and others associated with him. Similar allegations were made, by the same parties, to our funders and potential funders which resulted in the withdrawal of some recently agreed financial support.
OSCR rightly reviewed these allegations and we fully cooperated with their enquiries. OSCR has confirmed that there are no matters of regulatory concern.
Our funding from the Scottish Government remains in place and we are now working to restore the funding recently lost because of these allegations, as we are determined to expand and improve the aftercare service we provide to our vulnerable and deserving clients.
It is a matter of deep regret to us that needless anxiety and uncertainty has been caused to those who matter most – the clients whom we serve. Throughout this difficult time we have continued to provide our usual services, and we will continue to do so.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind support throughout this period. We are grateful.