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Statement for Guiding Principles for Fundraising - Public Compliance Statement Featured

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Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland is committed to complying with the Statement for Guiding Principles for Fundraising and has formally discussed and adopted the Statement at a meeting of the governing body.

◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland confirms its commitment to the principles set out in the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising by a statement to that effect in its annual report.
◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland has a Donor Charter which is consistent with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.
◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland regularly monitors compliance with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising and compliance reports are received regularly by the governing body.
◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland considers the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising when planning all fundraising activity.
◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland has a policy on working with third party fundraisers (if applicable).
◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland provides honest, open and transparent disclosure when fundraising from the public.
◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland has appointed a member of the governing body and/or a senior member of staff to be responsible for compliance with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.
◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland ensures that fundraising staff are provided with information and training on the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising and its implementation.
◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland has a feedback and complaints procedure consistent with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising. Feedback is recorded for review by relevant staff including the CEO and governing body. Feedback is responded to promptly and appropriately.
◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland prepares financial reports consistent with the requirements of the Charities Act 2009 which include a statement concerning the extent to which control of the organisation is independent of its funding sources.
◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland ensures that all donations are tracked and recorded and complies with data protection requirements.
◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland is accessible to the public through a number of readily available contact options.

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Warning Signs

Warning signs may include but are not limited to:
Withdrawing from family and friends
Having difficulty concentrating and thinking clearly
Sleeping too much or too little
Feeling tired most of the time
Gaining or losing a significant amount of weight
Talking about feeling hopeless or guilty
Talking about suicide or death
Self-destructive behaviour like drinking too much or abusing drugs
Losing interest in favourite things or activities
Giving away prized possessions
Mood swings
IMPORTANT
If a friend mentions suicide, take it seriously. If they have expressed an immediate plan, or have access to prescription medication or other potentially deadly means, do not leave them alone. Get help immediately.

Helplines

The Samaritans116 123
Pieta House1800 247 247
Aware1890 30 33 02
ISPCC Childline1800 66 66 66
Teen-Line Ireland1800 83 36 34

Contact Us

Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland (RCN20070670)
59 High Street
Killarney
Co Kerry V93 N977
Tel 021 - 242 7173
Email admin@yspi.eu