Our Designated Liaison Person is Sister Angelo Roncalli Corbett, email address:
Our Child Safeguarding Policy Statement for Ireland
As a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland, we have adopted for our Irish communities the Child Safeguarding Policy Statement drawn up by the Catholic Church in Ireland in 2016 to underline a “one-Church” approach to child safeguarding.
Our Child Safeguarding Policy Statement for Ireland is available to read here
We have also adopted the Church’s Seven Standards and the guidance provided by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland to ensure good child safeguarding. The guidance can be accessed here: www.safeguarding.ie
Safeguarding Committee Meetings (IRL)
Note of the Safeguarding Committee’s Audit Review Meeting on 10th January 2018
Note of the Safeguarding Committee’s Audit Review Meeting on 21st January 2019
Note of the Safeguarding Committee’s Audit Review Meeting on 9th January 2020
Note of the Safeguarding Committee’s Audit Review Meeting on 2nd February 2021
Note of the Safeguarding Committee’s Audit Review Meeting on 27th January 2022
Our Congregational Safeguarding Policy and Procedures for our communities and ministries in the UK, El Salvador, The Philippines, Uganda and Zambia are available to read here
The overall authority for Safeguarding in England and Wales is held by the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency (CSSA).
Contact: Telephone Number +44(0) 207 901 1920
The website for the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency for England and Wales can be accessed here: www.catholicsafeguarding.org.uk
The Religious Life Safeguarding Standards (RLSS) body ws set up for the use of Religious Congregations.
Contact: Telephone Number 01515562313
CEO Contact: Telephone Number 01515562312
Safe Spaces is an independent service delivered by First Light.
It provides a confidential service for anyone who has experienced any kind of abuse within, or as a result of, their relationship with the Church of England, the Church in Wales, or the Catholic Church of England and Wales.
You can phone the National "Safe Spaces" helpline on
0300 303 1056
This is a dedicated helpline for anyone who has been a survivor of abuse in a Catholic or Church of England faith setting (church, school, or anywhere else run by the church). Click the link to find out more information
Safe Spaces Website and Live Chat »
Safeguarding Policy Statement for Scotland
Tel. No.: 0141 332 7177
'In God's Image' has been published by the Bishops' Conference of Scotland as an "Instruction on Safeguarding for implementation in all Catholic canonical jurisdictions in Scotland and by all other groups and organisations in Scotland subject to a legitimate canonical authority of the Catholic Church". It is intended to explain and to direct the approach to Safeguarding that is to be practised at every level of the Catholic Church in Scotland.
The Safeguarding Policy for Scotland, In God's Image, is available to read here:-