Codes of Conduct

MS Ireland operates in accordance with a number of codes applicable to our work. These codes are a combination of best practice guidelines, policies and procedures that protect the people we work with and make our work transparent and above reproach.

The Governance Code: Register of Compliance

We are pleased to announce that MS Ireland is listed on The Governance Code Register of Compliance 

The Governance Code

The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland - Principles of Good Governance

On 13th July 2013 the Board signed up to the principles of Good Governance in the Governance Code and has been working on the process of signing up to the Code since then.  On 28th January 2017 the Board certified its compliance with the Governance Code with the following two exceptions: 

2.1(b) The CE is appointed as Company Secretary.  MS Ireland has a dedicated Governance Committee of the Board which meets regularly and are satisfied that this ensures governance processes and controls are appropriate and the necessary checks and balances are in place.

2.2(e) MS Ireland does not have an internal audit function.  Given the size of the organisation, we have sufficient controls in place and oversight of the controls”.  

The Principles of the Code are:

Principle 1 
Leading our organisation

Principle 2 
Exercising control over our organisation

Principle 3 
Being transparent and accountable

Principle 4 
Working effectively

Principle 5
Behaving with integrity

Further reading

Guiding Principles for Fundraising

The Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising is a guide to best practice developed by a steering group set up in response to the Charities Act 2009.

MS Ireland is fully committed to achieving the standards contained
within the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.

The Statement exists to:

• Improve fundraising practice
• Promote high levels of accountability and transparency by organisations fundraising from the public
• Provide clarity and assurances to donors and prospective donors about the organisations they support.

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Boardmatch’s Ireland Transparency Scale

MS Ireland complies with  the standards contained in Boardmatch Ireland’s Transparency Scale. ’A’ Standard

Visit Boardmatch Ireland’s Transparency Scale website for further information 

National Financial Assistance Regulations

MS Ireland can offer financial assistance to people with MS to help cover the costs of some expenses associated with the condition. Voluntary Branches raise this money through their fundraising activities. 

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Codes of Good Practice to Protect Children

MS Ireland is fully committed to safeguarding the well-being of all the children and young people with whom we work. Our policy on child protection is in accordance with Children First, the national guidelines for the protection and welfare of children.

MS Ireland is committed to promoting the rights of the child including the participation of children and young people in matters that affect them. A set of guidelines have been introduced by MS Ireland and all staff and volunteers involved agreed to adhere to these guidelines in the work they do involving young participant.

Vunerable Adult Protection Policy

MS Ireland is dedicated to implementing and promoting measures to protect the right of all service users to be treated with dignity and respect and is committed to ensuring that the organisation provides a safe environment which is free from all forms of abuse, including discrimination, bullying, harassment or sexual harassment, neglect and mistreatment.  In achieving this aim, MS Ireland is committed to ensuring that there are policies, procedures, guidance and training for staff and service users that prevent any infringement of this right.


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