Safeguarding Children

Child Safeguarding Statement of The Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny , Ireland

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.

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 prevent abuse.

If anyone has a child protection concern or wishes to report an allegation of Child abuse directly to the Cluny Sisters, please contact

Designated Person – Sr Peggy Mc Loughlin      

Tel 014971641 or email

Designated Person – Sr Ignatius Davis

018217339 or email


Procedures

For the procedures to implement the child safeguarding policy, St Jospeh of Cluny Sisters follow the guidance of the National board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland available here https://www.safeguarding.ie/index.php/guidance

 

Review

Click below to read the full report of the Review of Child Safeguarding Practice in the Religoius Congregation of the Sisters of st Joseph of Cluny undertaken by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) NBSCCCI report

Review of Child Safeguarding Practice in the religious of congregation The Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny