Governance, compliance and regulation

Court Accompaniment Amen as a publicly-funded service provider takes its legal and statutory requirements and obligations very seriously. Amen is governed by a voluntary board which maintains oversight and guides the strategic direction of the organisation. 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 Amen’s legal and regulatory compliance obligations: General Governance:
  • Amen is compliant with the Charities Regulatory Authority
  • Amen 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
Amen Support services underwent an external audit in 2016 and is fully compliant Annual Reports Annual Report 2015 Annual report 2016