Family Carers Ireland is fully compliant with the “Triple Lock” charity standard: the voluntary Governance Code for Irish Charities; the ICTR Guiding Principles of Fundraising; and the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) “Accounting and Reporting by Charities”.
All salaries paid by FCI are below €100,000 per annum.
We campaigned for and welcomed the establishment of the Charities Regulatory Authority, and firmly believe that the Regulator should be given the powers and capacity to respond appropriately to any breaches of charity standards.
In maintaining a commitment to the highest standards of corporate governance and accountability FCI:
- Has signed up to and is compliant with the voluntary ‘Governance Code for Irish Charities’ as a type C organisation;
- Has signed up to and is compliant with the voluntary ICTR ‘Guiding Principles of Fundraising’;
- Adheres to charity best practice with regard to the preparation of financial statements by implementing the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) ‘Accounting and Reporting by Charities’ issued by the UK Charity Commission;
- The board of directors has adopted this set of ethical principles:Code of Conduct for Directors (25.11.16) .
- Family Carers Ireland staff abide by the following employee code of conduct: Employee Code of Conduct.
- Continues the ISO 9001:2008 accreditation for the In Home Care Respite Manual for the care services provided in family carers’ homes.
- Is committed to addressing any complaints in an open and honest way. Click here to see our complaints procedure.
We confirm that Family Carers Ireland is committed to the standards outlined in the Principles of Good Governance and that we comply with the principles with the following exceptions:
1.2(a) – strategic plan should not include operational plan;
2.1 (a) – company secretary is not a volunteer role;
3.1 (g) – home-care manual is commercially sensitive and therefore not published;
4.1 (c) – governance committee (comprising co-chairs and chairs of sub-committees) is incorporated into AGM planning process which will include annual review of compliance with the Code itself.
(Click here to view a copy of FCI’s signed Principles of Good Governance form [PDF])
Family Carers Ireland came into operation in January 2016 and therefore does not yet have an annual report to share. However, both The Carers Association and Caring for Carers were in operation for over 25 years and these reports outlining the services, supports and funding partners can be accessed below.