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.

It measures current safeguarding practice in the Diocese against the 48 criteria under 7 Safeguarding Standards which have been developed by the NBSCCCI in line with statutory guidance and best practice in the area. As well as reviewing the proactive safeguarding measures and structures in the Diocese the auditors reviewed case files and conducted interviews with key safeguarding personnel.

Please find below links to:

Reponse to the Publication of the Review by Bishop Christopher Jones and a Summary of the Review

Full Review by NBSCCCI of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of Elphin

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