Protected Disclosures

Charities Regulator as a ‘prescribed person’

Under Statutory Instrument No.367 of 2020, the Chief Executive of the Charities Regulator has been specified as a ‘prescribed person’ for the purpose of receiving disclosures of relevant wrongdoings in respect of all matters relating to the regulation of charities pursuant to the Charities Act 2009. 

The primary responsibility of the Chief Executive of the Charities Regulator as a prescribed person under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 is to protect the identity of the discloser to the greatest extent possible and to examine the information provided in the disclosure in accordance with its normal procedures for discharging its statutory functions.

Guidance for persons who wish to make a Protected Disclosure to the Charities Regulator.

Protected disclosures can be submitted by: 

Email to protecteddisclosures@charitiesregulator.ie 

Or by post to:

Protected Disclosures,
The Charities Regulator,
3 George's Dock,
IFSC,
Dublin 1,
D01X5X0

Protected disclosures for workers within Charities Regulator

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 enables workers to raise a concern regarding potential wrongdoing in the workplace.  The Act ensures that safeguards exist to prevent reprisals against them. 

The Act requires every public body to: 

and

  • provide written information relating to these procedures to workers. 

 

The Charities Regulator commits to providing the necessary support for any staff member who raises genuine concerns. 

Annual Reports of Protected Disclosures

Section 22 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 requires the publication of an annual report by public bodies about the number of Protected Disclosures received in the preceding year and of actions taken in response.

Annual Reports of Internal Protected Disclosures

2020 - In 2020 the Charities Regulator received no internal protected disclosure.

2019 - In 2019 the Charities Regulator received no internal protected disclosure.

2018 - In 2018 the Charities Regulator received no internal protected disclosure

2017 - In 2017 the Charities Regulator received no internal protected disclosure

2016 - In 2016 the Charities Regulator received no internal protected disclosure