Over the next three years, the Children’s Rights Alliance will:


  • Maintain full compliance with the Charities Governance Code, the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) for finance and activity reporting and any relevant guidelines from the Charities Regulator of Ireland.
  • Ensure the Board meets regularly and operates effectively ensuring they have the relevant competencies to deliver on the organisation’s objectives.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant legal and regulatory requirement and that appropriate internal financial and risk management controls are in place (including oversight of the Annual Risk Register and delivering on unqualified audit opinion).
  • Maintain the selection of high calibre board members and review the criteria for Board membership and update the Memo and Arts accordingly.
  • Clarify and expand upon the schema for Board decision-making.


  • Ensure the organisation keeps a focus on being a great place to work by: making sure that compensation is competitive; developing a new staff talent management and support approach; supporting professional development; promoting a positive work culture where staff are valued, listened to and supported with wellbeing activities and pathways for career development.


  • Maintain investment in ICT systems and ensure that they are effective and continue to uphold the information security and legal obligations under the GDPR.


  • Develop and implement a fundraising strategy designed to secure long-term financial sustainability with a mix of public and private funding.
  • Ensure Alliance has funding in place that provides continuity at current levels and promotes organisational resilience and independence.


  • Develop a Communications strategy destined to ensure the Alliance remains a leading voice on pressing issues for children and young people, a critical commentator on key political and legislative developments and a credible source for information about children’s rights.
  • Ensure that the Alliance effectively communicates and is transparent and accountable to its members, stakeholders and funders.
  • Ensure campaign objectives align with organisational communications strategy.
  • Grow social media presence by 10% each year to maintain market share of voice and high visibility and impact.