Safeguarding

Child Safeguarding Policy Statement of the Constituent Members of the Catholic Church in Ireland

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.

 

Child Safeguarding Statement

 

Safeguarding Procedures

Glenstal Abbey has adopted the Procedures and Guidance published by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland. These Procedures and Guidance are available on the NBSCCCI website.

 

Publication of Second Review of Safeguarding Practice

The second Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Benedictine Community of Glenstal Abbey undertaken by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) was carried out in May 2018. The report, which was published in August 2018, can be accessed by clicking on the link below.

Safeguarding Review Report - August 2018

 

Report on Previous Review of Safeguarding Practice

The first Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Benedictine Community of Glenstal Abbey undertaken by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) was carried out in November 2013. The report, which was published in May 2014, can be accessed by clicking on the link below.

Safeguarding Review Report - May 2014

 

Below are the contact details for personnel to contact if you have any concerns about the welfare and safety of children.

Designated Liaison Persons

Mr Pat Brosnan & Fr Martin Browne OSB 

Telephone:  061 – 621000      Email: delegate@glenstal.org       

Gardaí National Protective Services Bureau

Telephone:  01 – 6663430  / 6663435         

Child and Family Agency - Tusla (St Camillus Hospital, Limerick)

Telephone:  061 – 588688