“When together with other members of the Vincentian Family we share in the life and goals of the poor, we will discover the presence of the Spirit Of The Lord who renews us to speak with them, listen to them, consider them as agents of their own way to liberation. Then we can let ourselves be evangelised by them.”Pray With Us
This statement has been prepared to comply with the requirements of the Children First Act 2015 and is derived from Safeguarding Children Policy and Standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland 2016.
In response to the Recommendations of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCCI) in their Review of Safeguarding Practice, published October 2014, the Vincentians have continued to implement these. The attached update template reflects this ongoing work. With regard to some recommendations (specifically one and two) we have, in consultation with the CEO of the National Board, decided to adapt guidelines which will be included in the new Safeguarding Standards which the National Board plans to publish in January 2015.