Our Governance

We employ qualified and highly skilled staff to deliver better outcomes and often change lives for the better.

How we work

Sensational Kids is a not-for-profit, social enterprise with charitable status. We do not receive state funding and rely heavily on fundraising activities, donations and occasional awards 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. 

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

We have adopted the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public (View our Donor’s Charter and we are on the journey to compliance with the Charities Governance Code issued by the Charities Regulator. 

“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.  View our  Donor’s Charter

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

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.”

Our Board

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

Maurice Kelly

Voluntary Chair of The Board of Directors at Sensational Kids Maurice Kelly is an experienced…
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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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Maureen Bergin

Voluntary Board Member, Maureen Bergin is the Community & Business Relations Director at Kildare Village.…
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Sharon Kearns

Voluntary Board member Sharon Kearns has over twenty years experience in the area of Finance,…
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Simon Cox

Voluntary Board Member Simon Cox is a progressive and innovative change maker with experience in various…
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Sinead Callinan

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