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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Diocese of Elphin - Safeguarding Children

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 Additional Documents

National Safeguaring Office in Catholic Church Policy/Guidelines/Documents

Newsletters Current

Newsletters Archive

 Annual Reports

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What to do with Allegations or Suspicions of Child Abuse

There are two Designated Persons for our diocese, either of which can be contacted with regard to any concerns relating to the welfare of children or issues pertaining to child abuse involving Church personnel.  

Ms Mary Nicholson, C/O St. Mary's, Temple Street, Sligo.  Tel: 086 3750277

Ms Helen Diskin, C/O St. Mary's, Temple Street, Sligo.  Tel: 087 0516888

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