The policy of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland has been revised and updated. This policy applies to all Church authorities in Ireland. Presentation Sisters signed up to this policy on 13 September 2016.
The policy of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland can be accessed at www.safeguarding.ie. On the home page, click on Policy and Guidance and follow the directions to view the policy and access the guidance.
For details of Personnel to Contact if you are concerned about the Welfare and Safety of Children – see: Page 8 – Child Safeguarding Policy Statement Contact Information
Child Safeguarding and Digital Media
As part of its remit in relation to child safeguarding, the Interprovincial Safeguarding Children Committee has been considering child safeguarding online. The Committee welcomes the recent publication, Child Safeguarding and Digital Media, by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland. This publication offers guidance, advice and practice.
The use of digital media enables communication and interactive dialogue between persons and allows the sharing of information. It is important to be aware of the risks involved in the use of digital media and to have good safeguarding practices to protect children online.
Click HERE to read about the main risks to children online and the protections we can take in this context. This is an extract from the publication referred to above. The entire publication may be accessed on the website www.safeguarding.ie under the ‘Publications Tab – GAP Papers’