Child Safeguarding

Child Safeguarding

Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children Policy Statement of the Redemptorists in Ireland

All Redemptorists, as well as their co‐workers and volunteers, value and encourage the participation of children and young people in their pastoral ministry and in activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development. They recognise the dignity and rights of all children and are committed to their support and safeguarding.  Redemptorists undertake to do all in their power to create a safe environment for children and young people and to ensure their protection from neglect and from physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

The Redemptorists are committed to:

  1. Best practice in ensuring the safeguarding of children and young people,protecting their rights and promoting their welfare.
  2. Minimising risks in order to safeguard the interests of children andyoung people.
  3. Ensuring that all Redemptorists, and their paid employees andvolunteers, are carefully recruited, selected, trained, supported andsupervised.
  4. Ensuring that all Redemptorists, their paid employees and volunteersare aware of, trained in and work to the Code of Behaviour for Children.
  5. Supporting all victims of abuse.
  6. Working closely with statutory authorities to ensure that all allegations of abuse are dealt with justly and promptly.

If you have any concerns about the welfare of children or young people, please contact our Designated Officer:

Mr Phil Mortell
Tel: 061 327 184
Mobile: 087 225 2415

image001Implementation of NBSCCCI Review Recommendations

Following the review undertaken by The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) of the safeguarding practice of the Redemptorists in July 2015 the recommendations are now being implemented.

View the Implementation Review document here (pdf)

Safeguarding Children: A One-Church Approach
Policy and Standardsd for the Redemptorists in Ireland 2016


This Policy for safeguarding the welfare of children aims to ensure a safe environment, where risks are minimised, where those affected by abuse are supported, where offenders are brought to account and where all allegations are dealt with justly and promptly.

Redemptorist Safeguarding Handbook