Governance of Leave No Trace Ireland

Leave No Trace Ireland is governed by our Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for the strategic direction and running of the organisation. Directors are elected to the AGM that is held in May of each year.  

Leave No Trace Ireland is registered with the Companies Registeration Office as a Company Limited by Guarantee. 

Charity No:  CHY 20657

Strategic Plan 

In 2016 Leave No Trace Ireland launched its current 5-year strategy, entitled The Outdoors is Yours Protect it! It identifies the following five strategic themes for the organisation:

  1. Education
  2. Research
  3. Advisory
  4. Governance and Administration
  5. Partnerships.

The strategic objectives across these five themes will enable us to achieve our mission. You can learn more about these strategic objectives by obtaining a copy from our website. Year one of the Strategic plans is completed and we would like to thank all partners your support throughout the process. 

You can find a copy of the Plan here:

Code of Governance

Leave No Trace Ireland comply with the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable
Organisations in Ireland. We confirm that a review of our organisation’s compliance with
the principles of the code was conducted in 2017. This review was based on an assessment
of our organisational practice against the recommended actions for each principle. The
reviews out actions and completion dates for any issues that the assessment identifies as
needing to be addressed”.



Child Protection

Leave No Trace Ireland has a corporate duty to promote the safety and well-being of children with whom it is in contact in any capacity.

Our Child Protection Policy deals with the recognition, reporting and management of child safety concerns and will assist anyone working on behalf of Leave No Trace Ireland in having due regard for the rights and interests of children.

Leave No Trace Ireland interacts with young people in several different ways; through the provision of the Schools programme, EU Projects, other grant aided projects and education projects.

Leave No Trace Ireland are tasked with putting in place suitable child protection guidelines and policies in line with Children First – National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children. The Department of Community and Rural Affairs also ensures compliance with this obligation through the Service Level Agreement Process.

Given the wider societal concerns in relation to child protection, it is essential that strong guidelines regarding child protection are in place to support all staff and those supported by Leave No Trace Ireland who may interact with children in any capacity and to ensure the protection of any child in our care.