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.
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.
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.
Below are the contact details for personnel to contact if you have any concerns about the welfare and safety of children.
Telephone: 061 – 621000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 01 – 6663430 / 6663435
Telephone: 061 – 588688