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DSC achieves triple-lock status for governance

Publication Date: 19 January 2024
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We are thrilled to announce that the Down Syndrome Centre has achieved Charities Institute of Ireland Triple-Lock status for administration and governance.

This certification gives donors the added assurance that we are observing best-practice standards in ethical fundraising, governance and financial management. The Down Syndrome is already compliant with all requirements set by the Charities Regulator.

The standards required to achieve Triple-Lock status exceed those required by law and there are not many charities who have attained this important quality assurance standard.

This achievement is based on the formal adoption of the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public, as devised by the Charities Regulator.

In addition, our adherence to the Charity SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice) for trustees' annual reports and financial statements, as well as the adoption of the Charities Governance Code, further underscores our dedication to maintaining the highest standards.

Congratulations to our staff for working in accordance to the standards needed to achieve Triple-lock status.

Our Mission

To create a centre dedicated to providing support and services to families and carers of people with Down syndrome; helping them to reach their full potential and creating a brighter future.

The Down Syndrome Centre is compliant with all regulatory requirements for care of children, clinical practice, teaching and governance. 

Memberships include: Down Syndrome International, the Wheel and the Charities Institute Ireland, from whom we have Triple-Lock status for fundraising, governance and financial management. 

We are registered with the Charities Regulator to whom we submit our annual report.

Charity Number: 20055158 
CHY: 15750
Sandyford Centre
Unit 3, 82 Furze Road,
Sandyford, Dublin 18 
D18 DP49
Swords Centre
Willowbrook House,
Balheary Road, Swords, Dublin 
K67 R8C6
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