Our Governance Handbook

L’Arche Ireland Governance Handbook

Note: This document relates to L’Arche in the Republic of Ireland only. There is a separate legal structure and handbook available for L’Arche Belfast.

This handbook sets out L’Arche Ireland’s policies and procedures in relation to all aspects of the charity’s governance from the perspective of the Board of Trustees. The handbook documents the legal obligations of the charity trustees as well as the processes that L’Arche Ireland has in place to meet good governance standards, including those set out in the Charities Governance Code and the policies of L’Arche International

This handbook will be reviewed every three years, although changes can be proposed at Board meetings and the handbook adapted accordingly.

Any change that would affect the constitution of the charity must be ratified at an Annual General Meeting or Emergency General Meeting.