Our Governance

Sensational Kids strives towards the highest levels of Governance

How we work

Sensational Kids is a social enterprise with charitable status. We do not receive regular state funding to run our services and rely heavily on fundraising activities, donations  and grants to continue our mission. We operate a social enterprise business model and strive to be a sustainable organisation by providing workshops and selling learning aids and developmental resources through our store. 

We strive to show leadership around efficiency, transparency, and accountability, and make the best use of our resources to continue to provide affordable and accessible assessment and intervention services for children and young people of all abilities, and often those with additional needs. 

Sensational Kids is a social enterprise with charitable status; our revenue charity registration number is CHY 17477  and we are registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority, number 20065133. Sensational Kids is bound by the terms of our Constitution

Sensational Kids is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors.

  • Our voluntary Board of Directors and voluntary Company Secretary do not receive fees,
    expenses or payments for their services.

Sensational Kids does not have any shareholders/owners so all profits are put back into our mission to provide affordable and accessible therapy services for children in need.

We employ qualified and highly skilled staff to deliver better outcomes and change lives for the better. We have strict rules around contact with our service users and have comprehensive policies in place such as a Volunteer Policy,  Child Safeguarding Statement, and Guiding Principles & Child Safeguarding Procedures.  In addition, all of our staff, volunteers, and Board are subject to Garda Vetting.

You can view out latest Audited Accounts and read our most recent Annual Report.  Our accounts are externally and independently audited and are produced to SORP Standards (the Statement of Recommended Practice, Accounting, and Reporting by Charities).

 

  • We have adopted the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public.

 

  • Sensational Kids is compliant with the Charities Governance Code issued by the Charities Regulator. 

 

Board Sub Committees

We recognise our responsibility to make the best possible use of the resources we receive, and
to help us achieve this, we have put in place comprehensive policies and procedures to turn this
responsibility into actions. Sensational Kids has four board sub-committees who report to the board on a regular basis.

1) Corporate Governance Committee: Monitors the company’s governance structures and compliance processes, including regulatory filings and statutory obligations.

2) Clinical Governance Committee: Oversees four key areas of clinical standards: (a) clinical risk management (b) clinical effectiveness (c) child and family centred services (d) continuous improvement of clinical services

3) Finance & Audit Committee: Oversees financial controls, budgets, and audit.

4) Fundraising Committee: Oversees the fundraising strategy of the company to support the longer-term sustainability of the company

Click HERE to view our board sub-committee members.

 

 

Charters:

View our  Donor’s Charter

View our Customer Charter

 

Our Board

Our voluntary Board of Directors and Company Secretary do not receive fees, expenses or payments for their services.

Maureen Bergin

Voluntary Chair of the Board of Directors, Maureen Bergin is the Community & Business Relations…
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Ann Howgego

Voluntary Board Member Ann Howgego has twenty years of experience in the corporate sector, specifically…
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Ben Noskeau

Voluntary Board Member Ben joined the board of Sensational Kids in January 2022. Ben is…
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Leontia Fannin

Voluntary Board Member Leontia joined the board of directors at Sensational Kids in January 2022.…
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Sharon Kearns

Voluntary Board member Sharon Kearns is a Chartered Accountant with 20 years experience in providing…
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Sinead Callinan

Voluntary Board Member Sinead Callinan is a management consultant & project manager in the healthcare,…
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Yvonne Quinn

Voluntary Board Member   Yvonne is an experienced commercial lawyer  who joined the board of…
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Mary Scully

Voluntary Company Secretary Mary Scully became involved with Sensational Kids in 2019 as voluntary company…
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Our Board Sub-Committees

 

Our voluntary committees who report to the Board of Directors include:

  • Finance & Audit Committee
  • Corporate Governance Committee
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Clinical Governance Committee

We are a registered charity. Our revenue charity registration number is CHY 17477 and we are registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority, number 20065133. Sensational Kids is bound by the terms of our Constitution

If you would like further information or clarification on any aspects of the work we do, please contact karen@sensationalkids.ie.