Safeguarding Policies text

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.