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Caranua Board minutes 12th April 2018

These are the Board minutes from 12th April 2018

We are happy to publish the minutes of our Board meetings so that Board activities and decisions are accountable. There is always a delay between the meeting held and the publication of the minutes.  This is because the minutes must be approved before they can be published.  Minutes are approved at the meeting after the meeting they are a record off.  For example, if a Board meeting is held in March and the next meeting is held in April, the minutes of the March meeting will not be on the website until after the April meeting.

Present: Patricia Carey, Damian Casey, Tom Daly, Katherine Finn, Frances Harrington, David O’Callaghan (Chair), Francis Treanor

In attendance: Rachel Downes, Sinead Dwyer, Sinéad Fennell, Caitríona Ní Mhurchú, Lucy Kenny (minute taker)

Item Discussion Decision Taken Time
1. Quorum, Apologies and Conflicts of Interest Declarations The Chair noted that there were no apologies and that there was a quorum present.
2. Minutes & Matters Arising not on the Agenda The minutes of the meeting held on February 1st were approved as proposed by D Casey and seconded by F Harrington.

The minutes of the last meeting held on March 8th were approved as proposed by F Harrington and seconded by D Casey

There were no matters arising other than those on the Agenda.

Minutes Approved
3. Actions Points from Last Meeting A breakdown of gender and age of applicants was included in the Report on Applications
4.  Report on Applications Copies of the Report on Applications were circulated.
5. Report from Executive Copies of the Executive Report were circulated.

It was noted that Saragh Fitzpatrick the new Director of Finance will take up the position on April 23rd 2018.

The Quality Compliance and Information Officer position will be re-advertised.

A discussion was held on the current status of appeals.

Eligibility Review
It was agreed that the Chairperson would raise a query with the Department of Education and Skills regarding the publication date of the eligibility review and also when Caranua will receive the remainder of fund outstanding.

It was decided that when the Dept publish their review the Board will review and respond to the content.

Communications Outreach & Engagement.
Report was presented on the number of FOI requests received is increasing.





SD to arrange

6.Correspondence & PQ’s Letter received from Reclaiming Self group.  The contents were noted and no response was required.

Letter from Alliance Support Group requesting assistance with archiving material.

The Board of Towards Healing wrote to inform the Board of Caranua that from 1st January 2018 all counselling costs will be meet by Towards Healing.



SF engaging with Department re: archiving

7. Governance Matters Standards in Public Office forms and Board Self Evaluation forms to be returned RD to resend documents to Board Members
8. Finance & Risk Matters The 2017 draft Financial Statements were submitted to the C&AG for review.
9. Board Membership Draft Induction Booklet to be complied for new Board Members

It was agreed that the Chairperson would contact the Department of Education & Skills re: expediting selection of new Board members as soon as possible.



Chairperson to contact Department

10. A.O.B. The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 24th at 10.30 a.m.