Child protection seminar
Directors of Jesuit works in Ireland participated in a ‘Safeguarding children’ seminar at Milltown Park on 27 June. Led by Sr Evelyn Green CHF and Sr Goretti Butler DC, the group contributed to the process of refining a new draft policy document. The Province’s Safeguarding Children Policy is based on the Catholic Church document Our Children, Our Church (2005) as well as on current legislation. It has been updated to reflect the Standards and Guidance Document for the Catholic Church in Ireland published in February 2009 by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church and also by the recommendations of the Ryan report. The team working on this project, Mike Drennan SJ (Delegate for Safeguarding Children) and Deirdre Soffe and Joe Greenan of the Partners in Mission Office will shortly circulate dates for training for people designated to assist in implementing the policy.