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Safeguarding Children Policy Statement

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 and volunteers) 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.

Child Safeguarding Statement Ardagh & Clonmacnois

Safeguarding Children Policy and Standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland

For the Safeguarding Children Procedures to implement the policy, the Diocese of Ardagh & Clonmacnois follows the Guidance of the National Safeguarding Board for the Catholic Church in Ireland.

Safeguarding.ie / Guidance

Altar Server Form

Volunteer and Staff Forms

Parish Activity Forms


Vetting Information

Vetting NVB 1 & NVB3 (for 16 – 18’s )

Safeguarding Adults Forms

The Work of the Safeguarding Committee


Report on Parish Self-Audits

Safeguarding Plans 2013-2016

Safeguarding Plans 2016-2018

Safeguarding Plans 2019-2021