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3. Safeguarding Children Policy, Standards and Guidelines
The Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin recognises each child as a gift from God, and values and encourages the participation of children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.
As a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland, the Diocese recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children, is committed to ensuring their safety and well-being, and will work in partnership with parents/guardians to do this.
The Diocese will implement this policy by ensuring that all our ministry and activities comply with applicable indicators of the seven Safeguarding Standards. This policy applies to all clergy, religious, staff and volunteers who work with children and young people in the diocese.