The diocese of Killaloe at all times holds the issue of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults to the fore but especially promotes it during May. The parish of Birr adheres strictly to the diocesan safeguarding policies and continues to uphold best practice in the area of safeguarding.
Child Safeguarding Statement of Diocese of Killaloe
This statement has been prepared to comply with the requirements of the Children First Act 2015 and is derived from Safeguarding Children Policy and Standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland 2016.
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.
To read the Child Safeguarding Statement in full please go to Killaloe Safeguarding and follow the appropriate link
For the procedures to implement the child safeguarding policy, the Diocese’s of Killaloe follows the guidance of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland available at the Safeguarding website