Quality & Standards


The Quality, Standards and Innovation Sub Committee advises the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies on international best practice in the development of services.  It also advises on quality management systems appropriate to disability settings.  The Quality Sub-Committee was centrally involved in advising the National Federation on the National Quality Standards on Residential Services for People with Disabilities, developed by HIQA, which have recently been launched.

The Quality, Standards and Innovation Sub Committee is chaired byAnna Shakespeare, Chief Executive, St. Michael's House. 

Click on the link  to access examples of documents and policies relevant to the forthcoming HIQA inspections and for HSE related documents and policies. 

Membership of Quality & Standards Sub-Committee 

  • Anna Shakespeare (Chair) – St. Michael’s House     
  • Anna Griffin - WIDA
  • Aoife O'Toole - Dara
  • Bernie O Sullivan – COPE Foundation           
  • Brian O’ Donnell- National Federation of Voluntary Bodies,
  • Bernard O’Regan - Western Care     
  • Claire O’Dwyer - St. John of God’s                
  • Elaine Teague - St. Michael’s House    
  • Grainne Sexton - Gheel 
  • Jillian Sexton – National Federation of Voluntary Bodies     
  • Jodie Healy - BOC Roscommon         
  • Mary Barrett - National Federation of Voluntary Bodies 
  • Marie Linehan - Kerry Parents & Friends Association          
  • Margaret Glacken - BOC, Roscommon
  • Mary McGrath - Carriglea Services  
  • Michelle Doyle  - Daughters of Charity Services          
  • Sheila Buckley Byrne - St. Hilda’s      
  • Stephanie Downes - SOS Kilkenny  
  • Teresa Mallon - SJOG
  • Tom Hughes - Western Care Ass              

Further Information

For further information please contact Brian O'Donnell, National Federation of Voluntary Bodies, Tel: 091-792316.

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