Second Review of Child Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of Limerick

  • 30 June 2020

Review by The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (National Board)

In 2016, Church authorities adopted Safeguarding Children - Policy and Standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland. In order to assess compliance against the Church’s standards, Bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick invited the National Board to undertake a review of practice in 2020. 

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National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland, Annual Report 2019

  • 10 June 2020

Phase 2 Reviews Commence

In line with its stated goals the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (National Board) has commenced the second phase of reviews of safeguarding practice. To date, six diocesan second Reviews have been initiated, five are complete and a further four are planned. At the time of writing, Reviews, as with other planned National Board work, have been delayed, due to the coronavirus crisis.  

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Safeguarding Ireland welcomes move towards regulatory framework for adult safeguarding

  • 13 April 2020

Safeguarding Ireland today welcomed the publication of an Issues Paper on a regulatory framework for adult safeguarding by the Law Reform Commission.

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Notification of Safeguarding Audit in the Limerick Diocese

  • 01 February 2020

Bishop Leahy has invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCCI) to undertake an audit of the safeguarding arrangements in the Diocese of Limerick. 

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Audit Review taking place this week in the Limerick Diocese

  • 03 March 2020

The Diocese of Limerick has invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland to conduct a review of Safeguarding practice and it is taking place all this week.

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Pope Francis forms Child Protection Task Force

  • 28 February 2020

Following up on a plan announced at last year’s Meeting for the Protection of Minors in the Church, Pope Francis has launched a task force to help Bishops’ Conferences prepare and update child protection guidelines.

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