Governance

Women’s Aid operates to high standards of corporate governance each and every day.

We do this by operating with an independent Board of Directors, many of whom have been recommended by Board Match. The Director reports to but is not a member of the Women’s Aid Board and in 2016 there were 10 Board meetings. Board members are not remunerated for their time and work nor are they reimbursed for any expenses for travelling etc. Formal disclosure of board member’s interests are updated each year as part of the annual audit process and our Board members are listed in our 2016 Audited Accounts (to be made available shortly).

The Audit and Risk Sub-Committee oversees the finances and annual audit and there were 9 meetings in 2016. The Terms of Reference for this Committee are available here.

Every year LHM Casey McGrath undertakes an annual audit and our 2017 audited accounts were prepared in accordance with SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice, Accounting and Reporting) and can be viewed here.

Women’s Aid is a registered charity (charity no. 6491) and we work hard to be completely transparent to our funders and supporters regarding funds raised and money spent. We are a registered company and you can find our details on the Companies Registration Office website here using our company number 58035.

Confidence in Women’s Aid is immensely valuable and has allowed us to listen, believe and support women and their children for over 40 years.

Our Impact Report for 2017 illustrates this:

  • 21,451 contacts with our Direct Services
  • 15,833 disclosures of domestic violence against women
  • 3,552 disclosures of child abuse
  • 129,535 visits to www.WomensAid.ie
  • 170 languages available on the Helpline
  • Text service for deaf & hard of hearing women

More information on all our work to stop domestic violence in Ireland is available here. A summary of our current Strategic Plan is available here.

If you would like any further information please contact Margaret Martin, Director of Women's Aid at margaret.martin@womensaid.ie.