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Safeguarding Standards – One Church Policy and Standards

01 October, 2012

Ian Elliott, CEO of the NBSCCC, discusses how a ‘one church’ approach to safeguarding was fundamental to the development of the NBSCCC and how their ‘Standards’ document serves as the template for all church bodies in Ireland.


The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCC) has three main aims;

  1. To offer advice on best practice in Safeguarding Children
  2. To assist in the development of Safeguarding policy, procedures and practice
  3. To monitor practice in relation to Safeguarding Children.

The Board has established a Memorandum of Understanding with all Church bodies, to enable the unfettered delivery of its functions.

The Board meets monthly and issues guidance and advice as appropriate. The Board develops annual objectives and produces a report each year on its work, and that of the National Office.

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