Safeguarding Policies

The Church of Ireland safeguarding policies and procedure apply to all clergy, staff and volunteers and 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. Below are links to safeguarding information in relation to Ireland’s two jurisdictions.

Safeguarding guidance applies to all aspects of ministry in the Church of Ireland, whether within a church building or within parishioners’ homes. It is the responsibility of everyone in the Church of Ireland to ensure that children and adults at risk of harm due to their personal characteristics and/or life circumstances are not left at risk of abuse.

Church organisations have a duty to promote safety and welfare, and thereby safeguard children and adults at risk.

 

NORTHERN IRELAND links

NI – Child Safeguarding : https://www.ireland.anglican.org/about/safeguarding/ni-child-safeguarding

NI – Adult Safeguarding : https://www.ireland.anglican.org/about/safeguarding/ni-adult-safeguarding

Access NI check : https://www.ireland.anglican.org/about/safeguarding/accessni-check

 

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND links

ROI – Child Safeguarding : https://www.ireland.anglican.org/about/safeguarding/roi-child-safeguarding

ROI – Adult Safeguarding : https://www.ireland.anglican.org/about/safeguarding/roi-adult-safeguarding

ROI – Garda Vetting : https://www.ireland.anglican.org/about/safeguarding/roi-garda-vetting

 

Safeguarding Officers

The Safeguarding Officers can provide advice and support in all matters of child and adult safeguarding. Any issues or concerns can be reported directly to them.

Visit safeguarding.ireland.anglican.org for more information.

NORTHERN IRELAND

Ms Margaret Yarr

Church of Ireland House,
61-67 Donegall Street, Belfast,
BT1 2QH
028 9082 8860

cponi@ireland.anglican.org

safeguarding.ireland.anglican.org

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

Mr Robert Dunne

Church of Ireland House,
Church Avenue, Rathmines,
Dublin 6, D06 CF67
01 4125 661

cpori@ireland.anglican.org

safeguarding.ireland.anglican.org

 

GDPR

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for Parishes : https://www.ireland.anglican.org/parish-resources/501/general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr#section-501