Welcome and Feedback

Welcome to the Safeguarding section of our Diocesan website.  Here you will find, through the drop down menu, all pertinent information concerning the Safeguarding.  The Diocese of Elphin values any feedback on its Safeguarding Policy & Procedures. Whether you are a member of Clergy, Staff, Volunteer, Parent, Young Person or Child, all feedback is greatly appreciated and evaluated in our annual review of our Safeguarding Policies, Procedures, Structures and Practices.  For this or any other safeguarding information, please contact:

Mary Nicholson
Director of Safeguarding,
St. Mary’s, Temple Street,
Sligo.
Tel: 071 9150106
Email: mary@elphindiocese.ie

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.