One Family is governed by a board of up to twelve people. The board sets the charity’s direction and priorities and ensures the organisation is effective and accountable. Board members give their time voluntarily and are not remunerated. One Family CEO, Karen Kiernan, answers to this Board and runs the organisation on a day-to-day basis. The Board meets once every six weeks to develop the overall purpose and direction of One Family, to ensure the charity is financially sound, and to scrutinise performance. You can read our strategy for 2019 – 2021 here.
One Family is compliant the Charities Regulator’s Charities Governance Code.
One Family is a company limited by guarantee; company number 45364, Charity number: CHY 6525. One Family is also registered with the Charities Regulator. Ireland’s national statutory regulatory agency for charitable organisations. Charity Registration Number: 20012212.
Most of our income comes from a range of statutory agencies through service agreements, grants and project funding. See our Annual Reviews for a full list. We comply with standards and reporting requirements in all our funding. We also receive donations and hold fundraising events with support from the public and the private sector. In addition, we have been working to increase our earned income; therefore we charge small, sliding-scale fees for some services for family members and our Professional Development Service charges fees for our accredited training courses.