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Safeguarding Trust

The Church of Ireland’s child protection policy, Safeguarding Trust, the Code, for short, has been in place since 1997 and was included in the Constitution of the Church of Ireland in 2006. There are separate editions for use in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Church of Ireland child protection policy statement:

It is the policy of the Church of Ireland to set standards for the welfare of all children sharing in its ministry with a view to protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional harm

Adherence to the Code by parishes means that children using Church of Ireland premises for worship and other activities such as Sunday schools, youth organisations and clubs have their general safety and welfare promoted while being protected from all kinds of abuse.

The current edition of the Code was published in 2008. A format of parts and sections makes it more accessible and it may be viewed online or downloaded from this website.

Complementary information resources, including the Safeguarding Trust newsletters, are available either online or from the Child Protection Offices in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Find out more at: www.sgt.ireland.anglican.org

Policy Documents:

Safeguarding Trust Northern Ireland

Safeguarding Trust Republic of Ireland