Children are a fundamental part of our Church family and we embrace ‘Safeguarding Trust’ (the Church of Irelands Child protection policy) as a way of creating and maintaining a safe environment where all our children are protected from any type of abuse and feel happy and safe in exploring faith and sharing life as we learn to follow Jesus together. It is important that they understand how to raise any concerns they may have with members in our community.
In putting in place and following all of the policies and practices of ‘Safeguarding Trust’ we are also ensuring that all of our members involved in children’s ministry are appointed and trained to operate within good practice frameworks and are protected from unfounded allegations. As a Church we are committed to reviewing our policy on a regular basis.
Our panel members responsible for implementing ‘Safeguarding Trust’ are:
- Rev. Trevor Stevenson
- Margaret Scargill
- Mick Roberts
In the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough, Olive Good (Regulator for Safeguarding Trust) is responsible for the training of leaders and panel members.
All of our groups for children and young people comply with the Safeguarding Trust: The Church of Ireland’s Child Protection Policy.