Governance

Tearmann Housing Association CLG, trading as Tearmann Domestic Abuse Service, is a company limited by guarantee not having a share capital, registered in Ireland. Registered company number 272176. Tearmann is a registered charity with CHY number 12584.

Tearmann Code of Governance Principles

The Management Committee has adopted a Code of Governance Principles which comprises of 5 overarching principles each with key policies as follows:
Principle 1. Leading Tearmann organisation
Policy 1.1: Tearmann is committed to having an up to date and relevant strategic plan in place for the organisation which reflects an agreed vision, purpose and values for the organisation.
Policy 1.2: Tearmann is committed to developing, resourcing, monitoring and evaluating an annual plan to make sure that the Tearmann organisation achieves its stated purpose.
Policy 1.3: Tearmann is committed to managing, supporting and holding to account staff, volunteers and all who act on behalf of the organisation.

Principle 2. Exercising control over Tearmann organisation
Policy 2.1: Tearmann is committed to identifying and complying with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements.
Policy 2.2: Tearmann is committed to making sure there are appropriate internal financial and management controls in place.
Policy 2.3: Tearmann is committed to identifying major risks for the organisation and deciding ways of managing the risks.

Principle 3. Being transparent and accountable
Policy 3.1: Tearmann is committed to identifying those who have a legitimate interest in the work of our organisation (stakeholders) and making sure there is regular and effective communication with them about our organisation.
Policy 3.2: Tearmann is committed to responding to stakeholders’ questions or views about the work of the Tearmann organisation and its operations.
Policy 3.3: Tearmann is committed to encouraging and enabling the engagement of those who benefit from our organisation in the planning and decision-making of the organisation.

Principle 4. Working effectively
Policy 4.1: Tearmann is committed to making sure that the Tearmann Directors, individual Management Committee members, committees, and staff understand their role, legal duties and delegated responsibility for decision-making.
Policy 4.2: Tearmann is committed to ensuring that Tearmann exercises collective responsibility through Management Committee meetings that are efficient and effective.
Policy 4.3: Tearmann is committed to making sure that there is a suitable Management Committee recruitment, development and retirement processes in place.

Principle 5. Behaving with integrity
Policy 5.1: Tearmann is committed to being honest, fair and independent.
Policy 5.2: Tearmann Directors and Management Committee is committed to understanding, declaring and managing conflicts of interest and conflicts of loyalties.
Policy 5.3: Tearmann is committed to protecting and promoting the reputation of the Tearmann organisation.

Click here to download Tearmann Governance Code (PDF)

Tearmann’s Constitution

Click here to download Tearmann’s Memorandum of Association & Articles of Association (PDF)

Tearmann’s Strategic Plan

Coming soon.