Codes of Conduct/Guiding Princples
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 New Governance Code:
We are pleased to announce that MS Ireland is working towards compliance with the new Governance Code.
Triple Lock Standards
MS Ireland was awarded Triple Lock membership by the Charities Institute Ireland. It operates to the Triple Lock standards - transparent reporting, good fundraising and governance
- MS Ireland is signed up to the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising
- Annual Financial Statements are in compliance with Charity SORP (FRS 102). Financial Statements are on our website
- MS Ireland is signed up to the Governance Code with two exceptions (read Governance Code exceptions above) and is currently migrating towards the Charities Governance Code as set out by the Charities Regulator in 2018
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 are compliant with the Code of Fundraising Practice and we are working towards compliance on Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public.
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.
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.
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 involve young participant.
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.