Safeguarding Our Children

Our Parish Child Protection Policy

Diocesan Child Protection Policy Statement

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The Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly seeks to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to make known the Good News of Christ more fully through worship, service and witness. In keeping with this aim, ministry with children and young people in the Archdiocese is informed by the three Gospel values of Truth, Justice and Love.

The Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly values and encourages the participation of children and young people in parish liturgies and in activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development. We recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children and young people. We are committed to their protection and support in a way that promotes their human dignity and integrity as children of God. In keeping with this, we undertake to do all in our power to create safe environments for children and young people, and to ensure their protection from physical, sexual and emotional abuse or neglect. We recognise that all involved in working with children and young people have a special duty of care towards them.

We are committed to putting procedures in place through which this care is put into effect so that the rights of children and young people to actively and safely participate in the life of the Church are upheld.

For further information on the parish policies, please contact your parish representatives.