Legal Disclaimer

Neither Léargas the European Commission nor any third parties who may provide information to Léargas web site for dissemination purposes shall have any responsibility for or be liable in respect of the content or the accuracy of the information so provided, or for any errors or omissions therein, nor for the consequences of any actions taken or not taken as a result of this information.

Reasonable efforts have been made at the time of publishing each page to examine the contents of each organisation and publication linked to on this Web site, but no responsibility is taken for the contents contained on such links.

Léargas reserves the right to revise, amend, alter or delete the information provided herein at any time, but shall not be responsible for or liable in respect of any such revisions, amendments, alterations or deletions.

Child Safeguarding Policy

We believe that the best interests of the children and young people we work with are paramount. Our guiding principles are underpinned by: Children First: National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children; current legislation:The Children First Act 2015 ; Child Safeguarding: A guide for Policy, Procedure and Practice; and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Our guiding principles apply to all our paid staff, volunteers, committee and Board members and students on work placement within our organisation. All must sign up to and abide by these guiding principles and child safeguarding procedures.

We will review our guiding principles and child safeguarding procedures every two years, or sooner if needed due to service issues or changes in legislation or national policy.

We will shortly update our Child Safeguarding Policy. The current policy is here.
March 2018

Quality Customer Charter

We commit to setting out standards of quality service that all our customers can expect from us. Our Quality Customer Charter 2018-2020 outlines those standards and the actions we take to meet them.

Appeals Procedure – Erasmus+ Grant Awards

If you believe that the procedural rules (as outlined in Part C of the Erasmus + Programme Guide, Information for Applicants) have not been followed in the award of your Erasmus+ grant award, you may appeal the decision to Léargas.

A written appeal–issued by the authorised application signatory–must be submitted within 10 working days of the date of receipt of your grant award notification to Appeals will be acknowledged and a final decision announced within 10 working days of receipt.

Note: Questioning the results of the qualitative assessment of a grant application cannot constitute the basis for an appeal.

Privacy Policy

Website of Léargas The Exchange Bureau.
This statement relates to our privacy practices in connection with this website. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such.

General statement

Léargas fully respects your right to privacy, and will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your clear permission. Any personal information that you volunteer to Léargas will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.

Collection and use of personal information

Léargas does not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information which you volunteer (for example by using an online application form or by using our mail subscription form(s)). Any information you provide in this way is used by Léargas only in line with the purpose for which you provided it. Your personal data may also be anonymised and used for statistical purposes.

Requests regarding data supplied via this website

On request, we supply copies of personal data which you may have supplied via this website. If you wish to obtain such copies, you must write to Léargas, or e-mail us at You should include any personal identifiers which you supplied earlier via the website (e.g. name; address; phone number; e-mail address). Your request will be dealt with as soon as possible and will take not more than 40 days to process.

If you discover that Léargas holds inaccurate information about you, you can ask us to correct that information. Such a request must be in writing or via e-mail. In certain circumstances you may also request that data which you have supplied via the website be deleted. If you wish to request a deletion, you would generally be expected to identify some contravention of data protection law in the manner in which this office processed the data concerned.

Complaints about data processed via the website

If you are concerned about how personal data are processed via this website, please do not hesitate to bring such concerns to our attention:

Fionnuala Broughan,
Communications Manager

Freedom of Information

For more information on FOI visit our FOI page.

Access to Information on the Environment

The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government requests annual statistical information in relation to AIE (Access to Information on the Environment) requests received by the Department of Education and Skills and bodies under its aegis (of which Léargas is one). Léargas provides statistics on any requests it receives to the DES.

Click here for summaries of AIE requests, as gathered by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.

The AIE contact person in Léargas is Fionnuala Broughan whom you can contact at

Protected Disclosures

Section 22 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 requires the publication of a report each year relating to the number of protected disclosures made in the preceding year and any actions taken in response to such disclosures.

No protected disclosures were received by Léargas in the reporting period up to 31 December 2016.
Léargas report for 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The Protected Disclosures contact person in Léargas is Lorraine McDyer whom you can contact at