Pope Francis called together Presidents of Bishops’ Conferences for a Meeting on Child Safeguarding. The three day meeting took place in Rome on 21-24th February 2019. The long term outcomes will undoubtedly impact on our practice here in Ireland, and we in the National Board will work closely with Church authorities and Church personnel to ensure we offer support in developing and maintaining best practice standards on all aspects of child safeguarding in the Catholic Church in Ireland.Read More
Welcome to the third Newsletter of 2018
During 2018, the National Board communicated with all Church personnel who are on our database seeking permission to retain their data. As a result, the circulation of this Newsletter may not be as extensive as previously was the case.
We are already into the third month of 2018, and indeed the start of Spring. Already this year the National Board has faced loss, through the death of Mary Waddell, an esteemed Board colleague. We would like to acknowledge the gentle, passionate commitment Mary gave to the work of the National Board since her appointment as a Board Member during 2013.Read More
We cannot relent on Safeguarding
Failure to recognise and respond appropriately to the complex issues of abuse compounds the profound harm done to the lives of young and vulnerable persons, Bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy told a safeguarding conference in the city.Read More