Child Safeguarding Policy Statement of the Constituent Members of the Catholic Church in Ireland
As a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland, we recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children, are committed to ensuring their safety and well-being, and will work in partnership with parents/guardians to do this. We recognise each child as a gift from God, and we value and encourage the participation of children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.
All Church personnel (including clergy, religious, staff, volunteers and any other Church personnel) have a responsibility to safeguard children through promoting their welfare, health and development in a safe and caring environment that supports their best interests and prevents abuse.
For the procedures to implement the Child Safeguarding Policy, the Diocese of Cork and Ross follows the guidance of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland available here
If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact
the Diocese of Cork and Ross Director of Safeguarding
Ms Cleo Yates
Tel: 087 355 3024