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Safeguarding Trust – Northern Ireland

Safeguarding TrustThe Church of Ireland Code of Good Practice for Ministry with Children

Approved by the Standing Committee of the General Synod of the Church of Ireland, September 2007.

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Theological Introduction & Preamble
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Part 1: Policy framework
(click here)

Part 2: Areas of responsibility
(click here)

Part 3: Recruitment and selection of parish workers
(click here)

Part 4: Management of paid and volunteer workers
(click here)

Part 5: An introduction to child protection
(click here)

Part 6: Guidelines for workers
(click here)

Part 7: Guidelines for sharing information
(click here)

Part 8: Guidelines for general safety and management
(click here)

Part 9: Forms and resources
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