Parish Child Safeguarding Committee

We make every attempt to oversee best practice in the area of child safeguarding in parish premises and activities. Our present membership consists of two fully trained Safeguarding Representatives: Frank Donovan (Chairperson), Martha Hurley; Fr John McCarthy, Administrator, Fr Peter O Farrell, Fr Pat O Donoghue, Fr Jim Moore, Fr Liam Kelleher, Rose Clancy (Secretary), Mairead Kearney, Theresa Jones and Timothy Murphy. All members of the Committee are Garda vetted. We meet  in the Parish Office on the first Friday of the month of each quarter. We carry out an annual audit of our safeguarding practices in the parish and have received a Certificate of Compliance for the Diocese of Cloyne this year (dated 09/05/15). This states:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THE PARISH OF COBH IS FULLY COMPLIANT WITH THE SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN REQUIREMENTS OF THE DIOCESE OF CLOYNE AND IS THEREBY COMPLIANT WITH THE STANDARDS LAID DOWN BY THE NATIONAL BOARD FOR SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN ITS STANDARDS AND GUIDANCE DOCUMENT FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN IRELAND

 Notices regarding who to contact in the case of a concern in the area of child safeguarding are clearly displayed in all church premises. For any concern you may have you may contact the Diocesan Designated Officer at 086 0368999. For any enquiries for further information about the work we do, please contact the Parish Office at 4813222, or consult the diocesan website http://www.safeguardingchildrencloyne.ie/