Company Information

Company: Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS),

Address: KDYS Youth Centre, Fairhill, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Charity Number: 20014292

Chairperson: Gearoid Godley

Secretary: Selena Ross

More Information is stated in the Charity Governance Code at  www.charitiesregulator.ie

Our Policies

KDYS is fully compliant with the annual requirements of the Charities Regulator as well as the Companies Registration Office. KDYS is fully compliant with the Charities Governance Code and the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising. KDYS is informed by the six principles of the Charities Governance Code in all that we do.

The principles of the Charities Governance Code are:


      • Advancing Charitable Purpose
      • Behaving with Integrity
      • Leading People
      • Exercising Control
      • Working Effectively
      • Being Accountable & Transparent.

KDYS adopted a full set of Financial Management Policies and Procedures in July 2023 in accordance with the standards set out by the Charity Regulator. KDYS has also put in place several additional relevant policies and procedures including Child Safeguarding, Data Protection, Health and Safety,  Risk, Feedback and Complaints and Human Resource Management.

KDYS publishes information about its governance and other company information online.

KDYS has governance and oversight systems in place to ensure that our services are transparent, effective and efficient. Below is a list of some of our Policies and Procedures, many of which can be downloaded here and throughout the website. Please feel free to ask about any or all of our Policies.

Child Protection & Safeguarding

Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements

KDYS Charities Governance

Triple Lock Status

Feedback and Complaints

KDYS Strategic Partners