Quality and Standards Sub Committee

The National Federation’s Sub Committee on Quality and Standards is responsible for overseeing the implementation of this strategic priority and is tasked with the specific objectives of:

Considering and advising on how best to support and include people with a disability, and their families, in decisions that affect their lives;

  • Contributing to the shaping and implementation of the HIQA National Standards / Regulations in residential disability services;
  • Providing practical support to member organisations in the implementation of the Adult Safeguarding and Children First Policies;
  • Contributing to the shaping of review of the New Directions National Standards for Day Services;
  • Providing practical support to member organisations in the implementation of appropriate quality systems;
  • Identifying innovative and best practice quality developments for dissemination throughout the Federation;
  • Ensuring that the value add, which a vibrant community and voluntary sector brings to the lives of people with intellectual disability, is articulated and understood.

Ms. Margaret Glackin, Brothers of Charity Services Ireland, is the Chair of the Quality & Standards Sub Committee.

Click on the link to read about their Programme of Work.

Membership of Quality & Standards Sub-Committee 

  • Amanda Callan - Camphill; 
  • Anna Broderick - Cope Foundation;       
  • Anna Buckley - CoAction; 
  • Anna Nolan - Brothers of Charity; 
  • Bernie Chapman - Laura Lynn; 
  • Brian McCready - Praxiscare; 
  • Ciara Shaw - Gheel; 
  • Claire O'Dwyer - SJOG;
  • Clare O'Dowd - Western Care Association;
  • Debbie Shaughnessy - SOS Kilkenny; 
  • Denise Fahy - Cheeverstown; 
  • Eileen Costello Conneely - Ability West;
  • Elaine Teague - St. Michael's House;
  • Eoin Mooney - Muiriosa
  • Geraldine Galvin - Avista (Limerick);
  • Marie Curran - St. Christophers; 
  • ​Mary McGrath - Carriglea Services;
  • Mary McMahon - Dara Community Living; 
  • Paula Jane Geraghty - Muiriosa; 
  • Rachel O'Kelly - Stewartscare; 
  • Roger Greengrass - Waterford Intellectual Disability Association;
  • Sandra Burke - KARE;
  • Sheila Buckley Byrne - St. Hilda’s;   
  • Sheila Doyle - Kerry Parents & Friends Association;   
  • Stephanie Kilraine - Avista; 
  • Stephen Shief - Camphill; 
  • Tara Lennox - St. Catherine's; 
  • Teresa Mallon - SJOG;
  • Trevor Jacob - CWCE Enniscorthy; 
  • Jillian Sexton – National Federation of Voluntary Service Providers;         
  • Mary Barrett - National Federation of Voluntary Service Providers.
Further Information

For further information please contact Jillian Sexton, National Federation of Service Providers, Tel: 091-792316 or by email at jillian.sexton@fedvol.ie. 

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