Feedback Procedure

Handling Feedback and Complaints

Junior Achievement Ireland is committed to ensuring that all our communications and dealings with our supporters (member organisations and schools) and volunteers are of the highest possible standard.  We listen and respond to your views so that we may continue to improve.

Junior Achievement Ireland welcomes both positive and negative feedback.  Therefore we aim to ensure that:

  • It is as easy as possible to make a complaint;
  • We treat as a complaint any clear expression of dissatisfaction with our operations which calls for a response;
  • We treat it as seriously whether it is made by telephone, letter, fax, email or in person;
  • We deal with it quickly and politely;
  • We respond accordingly - for example, with an explanation, or an apology where we have got things wrong, and information on any action taken etc;
  • We learn from complaints, use them to improve, and monitor them at our Board.

If you have Feedback or a Complaint

If you complain in person or over the phone, we will try to resolve the issue there and then.  Similarly, if you complain by email or in writing we will always acknowledge your complaint within seven days and do everything we can to resolve it within 21 days.  If this is not possible, we will explain why and provide a new deadline.

What if the Complaint is not resolved?

If you are not happy with our response you may get in touch again by writing to Peter Cosgrove, Chairman, Junior Achievement Ireland.  The Chairman will ensure that your appeal is considered at Board level and will respond within two weeks of this consideration by Board members.

This complaints procedure does not apply to Junior Achievement Ireland’s staff or agents.

Contact details for the DLP and Deputy DLP are as follows:

Designated Liaison Person: Helen Raftery, Chief Executive

Email:             [email protected]                                Telephone: 01 2930210                         Mobile: 087 2223818

                        [email protected]

Deputy Designated Liaison Person: Michael Scanlon

Email:             [email protected]                              Telephone: 01 2930210                          Mobile: 087 2020281

                        [email protected]

In operationalising our Risk Assessment Framework, the following procedures form the core of the implementation of our safeguarding policies:

Complaints & Discipline (internal)

Procedures for the management of allegations of misconduct by staff against a child participating in our activities

Complaints & Discipline (external)

Procedures for the management of allegations of misconduct by volunteers participating in our activities

Volunteer recruitment training management

Procedures and practices for the safe recruitment of volunteers to work with children in our activities

Staff recruitment 

Procedures and practices for the safe recruitment of staff to work with children in our activities

Staff induction training and ongoing training for staff

Procedures for access to child safeguarding training and information, including the identification of the occurrence of harm

Reporting Procedures (grounds for concern - Tusla)

Procedure for reporting of child protection or welfare concerns to statutory authorities


Externally-facing content subject to maker-checker

Use of facilities

Audit as per event template to be completed and signed in advance of the event

General Risk of Harm e.g. equipment in kits or hire of buses

 Completing event planning templates and implementing best practice guidelines


Compliance checks integrated in CRM