Governance, compliance and regulation

Men’s Aid Ireland as a publicly-funded service provider takes its legal and statutory requirements and obligations very seriously.

We are governed by a voluntary board which maintains oversight and guides the strategic direction of the organisation.

We have a suite of policies in line with which the organisation operates and also in line with the policies which govern the operating practices of not- for- profit organisations in the charity sector. These policies are regularly updated to keep in line with any changes in regulation within the charities sector and all of them can be viewed upon request.

As an organisation:

  • We are accountable to our clients to respect their individual experiences, provide effective supports and work towards achieving the best outcomes possible
  • We are accountable to the public and our funders for the monies we receive and how these funds are spent
  • We are accountable to our partners to work together to produce the best outcomes possible for the men we support

We adhere to a number of regulatory frameworks as well as voluntary codes which we work within to further promote transparency and accountability within the organisation.

The following are some of Men’s Aid legal and regulatory compliance obligations:

General Governance:

  • Men’s Aid is compliant with the Charities Regulatory Authority
  • Men’s Aid benchmarks itself against the voluntary Governance Code – a Code Of Practice of Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable organisations in Ireland

Specifically in relation to children:

  • Children First National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2011)
  • Child protection procedures and legislation
  • National Standards for the Protection and Welfare of Children (HIQA)
  • Data Protection Procedures and Legislation

Specifically in relation to employment:

  • Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2007
  • Employment Legislation