The Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin has published a revised safeguarding ‘policy and procedures’ document. Available for download.

FR Micheal Murphy, Trish O'Neill, Bishop Jim Moriarty and Fr John Stapleton at the launch of revised safeguarding children 'policy and procedures' in Portlaoise Parish Centre 10 Sept 2009

Downloads

Click on link below to download full document or on links in table of contents for specific sections

Kildare & Leighlin Diocese: Safeguarding Children Policy & Procedures

Click on this link for Safeguarding Forms

Click on link for info onTraining

Contents

Introduction by Bishop Moriarty

Contact Details for Child Protection Services
Contact Details for Counselling Services

1. POLICY

1.1 Kildare & Leighlin Diocese Safeguarding Children Statement
1.2 Parish Safeguarding Children Statement

Download standard Parish Safeguarding Statement as word doc

2. PROCEDURES

2.1 Procedures key principles
2.2 Definition of child abuse
2.3 How to recognise child abuse
2.4 Responding to child protection concerns
2.5 How to respond to people raising a concern
2.6 If a child begins to tell you about abuse
2.7 Role of Parish Designated Person
2.8 Diocesan Safeguarding Structures
2.9 Role of Diocesan Designated Person (Delegate)
2.10 When a member of Staff or Volunteer is the Subject of an Allegation
2.11 Complaints Procedure
2.12 Confidentiality Statement

3. PREVENTION

3.1 Preventing harm to children
3.2 Code of Behaviour for Staff and Volunteers
3.3 Running safe activities for children
3.4 Recruitment and Selection
3.5 Garda Vetting
3.6 Visiting Priests and Temporary Solemnisers

4. TRAINING

4.1 Training and education

5. COMMUNICATING

5.1 Communicating the Churchs Safeguarding message

6. SUPPORT

6.1 Access to support and advice

7. MONITORING

7.1 Implementing and monitoring agreed policy

Forms

Click here to download Safeguarding Forms

Resources Posters and Leaflets