It is the policy of the Church of Ireland to safeguard both Children and Adults sharing in its ministry and to protect them from all forms of harm and abuse
The Church of Ireland believes that children and vulnerable adults should never experience abuse of any kind. Everyone has a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and adults at risk of abuse and to keep them safe.
The Church of Ireland is committed to implementing procedures and practices with the aim of safeguarding all children and adults at risk of abuse and protecting them from harm.
This commitment is outlined in this website.
The Church of Ireland safeguarding policies and procedures apply to all clergy, staff and volunteers but especially those who have regular contact with children or adults who may be more at risk of harm or abuse because of their personal or life circumstances.
The guidance applies to all aspects of ministry in the Church of Ireland whether within a church building or within parishioners’ homes.