Latest Safeguarding Newletter - Spring 2015

The Diocesan Safeguarding Office has issued its latest Safeguarding Children Newsletter.  To view please click on link below.

Safeguarding Children Newsletter Vol 5 - Spring 2015

 
Pope Francis - Letter for the Protection of Minors

On the 2nd of February 2015 Pope Francis issued a Letter on the Protection of Minors.  In his letter he states:

"At my meeting in July with persons who had suffered sexual abuse by priests, I was deeply moved by their witness to the depth of their sufferings and the strength of their faith.  This experience reaffirmed my conviction that everything possible must be done to rid the Church of the scourge of the sexual abuse of minors and to open pathways of reconciliation and healing for those who were abused."

"Families need to know that the Church is making every effort to protect their children. They should also know that they have every right to turn to the Church with full confidence, for it is a safe and secure home. Consequently, priority must not be given to any other kind of concern, whatever its nature, such as the desire to avoid scandal, since there is absolutely no place in ministry for those who abuse minors."

Please click on link below to access the complete document.

Letter for the Protection of Minors

 
NBSCCCI Review of Safeguarding Best Practice - Update on Recommendations 28th February 2014

Please click on link below for update and progress on recommendations issued by the NBSCCCI as part of their Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of Elphin.

Update on Recommendations

 
Diocese of Elphin Publishes Review Of Safeguarding Practice undertaken by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland

The Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of Elphin undertaken by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) has been published today the 24th April 2013.  It is the most comprehensive, independent review undertaken to-date of safeguarding practice in the Diocese of Elphin. It is a result of an on-site audit of safeguarding practice in the Diocese conducted by the NBSCCCI at the request of Bishop Jones during November 2012.

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What is Child Abuse

Definitions of Abuse (Children First 2011)

Neglect

 

Neglect can be defined in terms of an omission, where the child suffers significant harm or impairment of development by being deprived of food, clothing, warmth, hygiene, intellectual stimulation, supervision and safety, attachment to and affection from adults, and/or medical care.

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