Child Protection Policy

Cloyne Diocesan Child Protection Policy Statement

The Diocese of Cloyne recognises and uphold the dignity and rights of all children and young people and is committed to ensuring their safety

and well being. The Diocese values and encourages the participation of children and young people in all parish liturgies and and in all activities

that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.

Above all, the Diocese recognises the need to protect chldren and young people and aims to do this in a way that promotes their human dignity,

integrity and worth as children of God.

The Diocese recognises that, while child protection is primarily the responsibility of Parents, it is indeed everyone’s responsibility.

In particular, all involved in working with children and young people have a special duty of care towards them.

The Diocese has committed itself to putting procedures in place through which this care is put into effect.


The Parish of Cobh adheres to the Cloyne Diocesan Child Protection Policy.

To read this more on this policy, click on the following link

To see Pope Benedict’s 2010 letter to the Irish, click here

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