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Safeguarding Personnel

Ms Kathleen Sherry, Bishops House, Old Dublin Road, Carlow. Email: [email protected] Tel: 085-8021633

Ms Kathleen Sherry, Bishop’s House, Old Dublin Road, Carlow. Email: [email protected] Tel: 085-8021633

Ms Michele Hughes, c/o Bishop’s House, Carlow Tel: 086-1710643

Fr. Michéal Murphy PP Mountmellick, Co. Laois.

Mr Mick Daly, c/o Bishops House, Carlow.

All Church organisations and personnel can access specialist advice about child protection issues through the National Office and contact the National Board. National Office for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCC) New House Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth, Co.Kildare Tel: 01 505 3124 Fax: 01 505 3026 Website: www.safeguarding.ie

Training

The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) in their guidance state that all persons, clerical and lay, who are engaged in delivering services/ministering to children are required to undertake the NBSCCCI full day training programme on commencement of their role. And do refresher training every three years. 

Training is free of charge to participants.

Booking is essential as places are limited.

Enquiries and bookings can be made by emailing [email protected] or phoning 085-8021633.

Download the Training Calendar here Safeguarding Training Calendar February to April 2022 

Safeguarding Policies and Resources

Kildare and Leighlin Safeguarding Statement March 2018

For the procedures to implement the child safeguarding policy, the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin follow the guidance of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland

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Kildare & Leighlin Child Safeguarding Policy February 2017
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Safeguarding Policy Poster in Polish K & L
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National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland
Support for Victims of Abuse
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Towards Healing
Diocesan Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy
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Important Information

As there are the 2 types of vetting forms available we strongly advise you to go through the checklist when you have completed either form as they cannot be processed without the necessary ID and address verification documents.

The Garda Vetting will not accept incomplete applications and to this end we have attached two “How To” sample applications.
One for the “long form” (NVB2) and one for the “e-vetting invitation” (NVB1).
These samples are intended only as a reference for you to check your own application against or if you are unsure of how the applications are completed.

Schools Vetting
Garda Vetting Form NVB1 (e-vetting)
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How to fill out the 'e-vetting form' (NVB1)
NVB1 Checklist
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Garda Vetting - Long Form (NVB 2)
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How to fill out the 'long form' (NVB 2)
NVB2 Checklist
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ID Checklist
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Important Information

Forms can be downloaded and completed, and must then be printed and signed.

Guidance on the Implementation of Safe Recruitment Procedures
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1.1A T1 Recruitment and Selection Checklist
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1.1A T2 Staff Volunteer Recruitment Form
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1.1A T4 Character and Personal Reference Request Form
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Guidance on the Implementation of Safe Environments
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1.4A T3 Child and Guardian Joint Consent Form
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1.4A T4 Altar Server Form
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1.4B T1 Incident Accident Report Form
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1.4E T1- Pope John Paul II Award Permission Form
1.4E T3- Pope John Paul II Award Safeguarding Agreement Form (2)
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1.9A T1- Media Permission Form
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Sample Risk Hazard Assessment Form
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Guidance on Making a Referral
2.1A T1- Child Protection Referral Form

The Referral form can be downloaded online, completed and must then be printed and signed.

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Guidance on the Hiring of Church Property
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1.5A T1 Form for Use of Church Property by External Groups
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Important Information

This form can be downloaded and completed and must then be printed and signed.

Complaints Form
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Posters and Leaflets

Safeguarding Children Poster for Sacristies
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Towards Healing Poster
Safeguarding Policy (English)
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Safeguarding Policy (Polish)
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