Our Policies & Compliance

Sing Ireland is fully committed to maintaining the highest standards of governance to ensure full transparency in how we operate.

Constitution of Sing Ireland

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Charities Governance Code

Sing Ireland complies with the Charities Regulator’s Charities Governance Code and is fully committed to achieving the standards contained within this code. We review compliance on a regular basis and report on this annually to the Charities Regulator.

We adhere to the six principles of the Charities Governance Code:

  • Advancing charitable purpose
  • Behaving with integrity
  • Leading people
  • Exercising control
  • Working effectively
  • Being accountable and transparent

Guiding Principles for Fundraising

Sing Ireland is fully committed to achieving the standards contained within the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations Fundraising from the Public issued by the Charity Regulator Authority. These Fundraising Codes of Good Practice help us ensure that we are doing the best we can to follow best practice and are operating in as transparent, effective and professional manner as possible within Sing Ireland.

We at Sing Ireland have considered these Guidelines and believe we meet the standards it sets out.

Triple Lock Standard

To actively demonstrate openness, transparency and integrity to our beneficiaries and donors, Sing Ireland is operating to the Charities Institute Ireland’s Triple Lock Standard.

Compliance is achieved by having the following in place:

  • Ethical Fundraising
  • Transparent Reporting, in compliance with Charity SORP (Standard of Reporting Practice under FRS102)
  • Good Governance

CAF Validated International Organisation

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) America International Validation Organsiation credential provides validation that Sing Ireland is structured and operated as a nonprofit entity. As a donor, you can be assured that grant funds provided to this organisation will be used exclusively for charitable purposes, and that the organisation completed the completed an extensive due diligence process to guard against the risk of fraud, money laundering, or other illicit activities.

Financial Statements

Sing Ireland prepares a trustees annual report and financial statements in full compliance with the Charity SORP (FRS102)

Feedback & Complaints

Sing Ireland is committed to ensuring that all communications and dealings with the general public and our supporters are of the highest possible standard. We listen and respond to the views of the general public and our supporters so that we can continue to improve. Sing Ireland welcomes both positive and negative feedback.

If you do have feedback or a complaint about any aspect of our work or on our performance, you can contact Dermot O’Callaghan, in writing or by telephone. Please give us as much information as possible and let us know how you would like us to respond to you, providing relevant contact details.

Write to:
Dermot O’Callaghan, CEO
Sing Ireland
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
University of Limerick
Tel: +353 (0)61 234 823 | Email: dermot@singireland.ie

Child Safeguarding Statement

Sing Ireland is fully committed to a child-centred approach in our work with children and young people. It is central to the philosophy of Sing Ireland that children and young people are unconditionally respected and kept safe from harm while using our services.

In accordance with the Children First Act 2015, Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2017, Sing Ireland’s Child Protection Policy has been implemented to minimise risk and foster an awareness of child protection issues among our staff, volunteers, primary carers and children or young people who are involved in Sing Ireland activities. Our 2023 policy is below.

Code of Behaviour: Irish Youth Choirs (Updated June 2024)

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