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Standards and Quality Practices

WALK provides quality-checked services

WALK aims to provide services that meet with both voluntary and mandatory standards and codes.

WALK is committed to constantly improving the services it provides. Please see below for more information on the quality programmes, standards and codes that WALK are either in compliance with or on the road to compliance with.

HIQA (Regulatory)


The Health and Quality Authority in Ireland has a statutory remit for ensuring compliance with their National Standards for Residential Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities across the disability sectors in Ireland, whether they are run by public, private or voluntary bodies or organisations.

WALK works towards compliance with the standards set out in this framework.

HIQA makes reports from individual service providers publicly available on their website shortly after inspections in any of the services they review.

New Directions EASI Process and Tool


As part of the annual Service Arrangement process, all day service providers are obliged to comply with the Interim Standards for New Directions.

The EASI Process is completed by each Day Service location and consists of a Self- Evaluation. Gathering, evaluating and rating the evidence and developing an action plan for improvement. The purpose of the Self Evaluation is to explore and reflect with all stakeholders (people using the service, staff and local management) and to report on the effectiveness and quality of the supports being provided under New Directions. To confirm where the service is meeting the New Directions Interim Standards, to identify additional opportunities for improvement - to support continuous Improvement and to plan actions to address any identified gaps in systems and processes. In doing so, existing good practices are identified and maintained while areas in the standards requiring improvement are then addressed.

Fundraising Practices


WALK is fully committed to achieving the standards contained within the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.

See more here.

Statement of Recommended Practice ( SORPs) Applicable to Charities


The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the Accounting and Reporting by Charities: Statement of Recommended Practice available to charities preparing their accounts in accordance with the Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland (FRS 102) (Effective 1 January 2015) – Charities SORP (FRS 102) and the Companies Act 2014

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WALK Head Office, 1 Longmile Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

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WALK is a registered Charity. Charity number is CHY 10777. Companies Registration Number 322400. Registered Charity Number (CRA Number) 20028008
WALK is the trading name for Walkinstown Association for People with an Intellectual Disability Limited. All rights reserved. © WALK 2015
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