Safeguarding Children Policy Statement in the Loreto Congregation
As a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland we recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children and are committed to ensuring their safety and well-being, and will work in partnership with parents / guardians to do this.
We recognise each child as a gift from God, and we value and encourage the participation of children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.
All Church personnel (including clergy, religious, staff, volunteers) have a responsibility to safeguard children through promoting their welfare, health and development in a safe and caring environment which supports their best interests and prevents abuse.
Standard 1 - safe environments
Standard 2 - Reporting Procedure
Standard 3 - Care of Complainant
Standard 4 - Care and Management of Respondent
Standard 5 - Training and Support
Standard 6 - Communicating the message
Standard 7 - Quality Assurance
National Support Agencies
Safeguarding Adult Policy Statement in the Loreto Congregation
The Loreto Sisters are committed to safeguarding as an integral component of the life and ministry of the province and recognise that we have a special responsibility towards adults at risk of harm or in need of protection.
We want to reassure them, their carers and their advocates, that we are committed to zero-tolerance of harm to adults at risk of harm or in need of protection by creating a safe, caring and compassionate environment for all.
This commitment is based on gospel values and teachings, and compliance with “best practice.”