Safeguarding Policy 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 and are committed to ensuring their safety and wellbeing, 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, volunteers and any other Church personnel) have a responsibility to safeguard children through promoting their welfare, health and development in a safe and caring environment which supports their best interests and prevents abuse.
Fr Michael McGoldrick, OCD
Review of Safeguarding Practice in the The Irish Region of the Anglo Irish Province of the Discalced Carmelite Friars (OCD) undertaken by The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) NBSCCCI Review report >>> here.
Statement of Discalced Carmelites in response to the NBSCCCI audit
If you have concerns about the safeguarding of children or vulnerable adults regarding a Discalced Carmelite priest or brother please contact:
Central Clerical Reporting Office, 2nd Floor, Unit 4/5 Nexus Building,
Blanchardstown Corporate Park, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15