Barretstown adheres to the highest standards of corporate governance. We commit to all donors that we operate to, and adhere to, the highest levels of governance, transparency and accountability. We have adopted the Charities Regulator Charities Governance Code. We are fully compliant with Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public. We have adopted the Charities SORP (FRS 102). We comply with the Charities Act and are registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA), Ireland’s national statutory regulatory agency for charitable organisations. Barretstown is audited by PWC.

Our pledge is to treat all our supporters with respect, honesty and openness. We commit to being accountable and transparent so that supporters and prospective supporters can have full confidence in Barretstown and our employees.

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Excellence in Leadership

Barretstown CEO, Dee Ahearn, was chosen as the 2020 winner for the category “Excellence in Leadership” by Charities Institute Ireland #CiiAwards2020.

Charity Impact Awards

Charity Impact Awards 2018 (large organisation) in recognition of the positive impact of our life changing programmes. We were again shortlisted for the award in 2020.

Chartered Accountants Ireland Leinster Society

Barretstown were the Chartered Accountants Leinster Society winners in the small/medium not-for-profit category 2020.


The Good Governance Awards 2018, 2019 & 2020.


Business All Stars

Awarded Business All-Stars Accreditation for Business Excellence in October 2019. This is an independently verified standard mark for businesses based on rigorous selection criteria; performance, trust and customer centricity.

Business All Stars Thought Leader Accreditation