Compliance - Governance

The Governance Code - Principles of Good Governance

We, the Board of Directors of Mercy International, confirm that our organisation is committed to the standards outlined in these principles. We commit to reviewing our organisational practice against the recommended actions for each principle each year.

Download: The Governance Code - Principles of Good Governance
Safeguarding Children Policy

Mercy International Centre operates under the auspices of Sisters of Mercy South Central Province in regards to its safeguarding policy

Download: Safeguarding Children Policy, Principles and Guidance Manual
Annual Report 2017

MIA Trustees' Report and Financial Statements, 31 December 2017

Download: MIA Annual Report & Financial Statement 2017 Change text here Extra Link 2
MIA Programmatic Assessment

'Continuing the work of Catherine McAuley in ways which are creative and appropriate to the needs of the world for the time being.'

Download: MIA Programmatic Assessment

Compliance - Fundraising

Mercy International Association Statement of Compliance with Guiding Principles for Fundraising

Mercy International Association 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.

The Directors of Mercy International Association have considered the Statement and believe we meet the standards it sets out.

Mercy International Association’s report on our fundraising activities is available in our most recent Annual Report (2017)

In accordance with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising, Mercy International Association:

  • is committed to complying with the Statement for Guiding Principles for Fundraisingand has formally discussed and adopted the Statement at a meeting of the governing body.
  • confirms its commitment to the principles set out in the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising by a statement to that effect in its annual report.
  • has a Donor Charter which is consistent with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.
  • regularly monitors compliance with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising and compliance
  • considers the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising when planning all fundraising activity.
  • has a policy on working with third-party fundraisers.
  • provides honest, open and transparent disclosure when fundraising from the public.
  • has appointed a member of the governing body and/or a senior member of staff to be responsible for compliance with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.
  • ensures that fundraising staff are provided with information and training on the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising and its implementation.
  • has a feedback and complaints procedure consistent with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising. Feedback is recorded for review by relevant staff including the CEO and governing body. Feedback is responded to promptly and appropriately.
  • prepares financial reports consistent with the requirements of the Charities Act 2009 which include a statement concerning the extent to which control of the organisation is independent of its funding sources.
  • ensures that all donations are tracked and recorded and complies with data protection requirements.
  • is accessible to the public through a number of readily available contact options.

We welcome your feedback on our performance via any of the contact points provided (see below).

Mary Reynolds, rsm 
CEO
Mercy International Association
64A Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2
DOH E21, Ireland
Telephone 00(353)1 661 8061
Email: director@mercyinternational.ie