The Fast Management board are pleased to say that we are registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority in Ireland, in compliance with the Charities Act 2009, and has voluntarily adopted the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) for accounting and reporting by charities. We are independently audited by an audit and assurance practice, Donal Ryan & Associates .
In August 2016, FAST became fully compliant with the Good Governance Code: A Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland. This process involved a thorough review and assessment of the organisation’s policies, procedures, structures and values to ensure FAST is run as effectively as possible, with a focus on increasing transparency and accountability.
What is the Governance Code?
The Governance Code is a Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland. Governance refers to how an organisation is run, directed and controlled.
The original Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations (CVC Code) has fulfilled its intended purpose successfully – therefore the maintenance of this Code as a ‘live’ standard for organisations will not continue. Instead, it will be retired and all charities will be steered towards the Charities Regulator’s Governance Code.
The Governance Code will formally retire at the end of the working day on Monday July 8th 2019.
What is the Charities Regulator Governance Code ?
The Charities Governance Code explains the minimum standards you should meet to effectively manage and control your charity.
Good governance involves putting in place systems and processes to ensure that your charity achieves its charitable objectives with integrity and is managed in an effective, efficient, accountable and transparent way.
It is the intention of the FAST Board to achieve compliance by the end of 2019
Finglas Addiction Support Team believe that all organisations have a responsibility to provide and follow a code of good practice when it comes to how their organisations are run. Ensuring compliance with the the Charities governance code is our way of letting all our stakeholders know that we are committed to operating in this way – with good leadership, appropriate controls, accountability, effective work practices and Integrity.