Safeguarding Children

The Loreto Order has invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) to conduct a review of its safeguarding practice.

The Loreto Sisters want to reassure everyone that we are committed to safeguarding children.  If you have any concerns about safeguarding in the Order, you are invited to contact the Designated Liaison Person, Helen O'Riordan at 086 3528613;   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or the Assistant Designated Liaison Person, Suzie Duffy at 049 4371141;   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Alternatively feel free to contact the NBSCCCI (01 5053124), An Garda Siochana/PSNI or TUSLA/HSC.

Ministry to children and young people is a central part of our mission in the Church and child safeguarding is a priority for all of us.

The Loreto Sisters follow national guidelines (Children First 2011) and Standards and Guidance from the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church.

Click on the links below to view our most recent policy and procedures document and the forms to be used to ensure that we follow best practice when ministering to children and young people with whom we come in contact.

Policy Statement

Procedures

Code of Conduct

Policy and Procedures

Policy Documents

Forms

 

Statement on the Occasion of the Launch of the Safeguarding Review of Loreto Sisters by the National Board

The Loreto Sisters invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) to conduct a review of safeguarding practice in the Congregation. The Board did the review on the 23rd of April 2015 and today we the Loreto Sisters publish the report on our website. 

The Loreto Sisters welcome the report and fully accept its contents. We thank the auditor for his respectful and attentive engagement with us. Gratitude is also expressed to the staff in the National Office for their continued work on our behalf. 

The Loreto Sisters apologise for any hurt for which we have been responsible in the course of ministry in the past. We can assure people that the policies and procedures we currently have, will endeavour to protect the children in our care. 

Loreto Audit Report