NBSCCCI Review - Statement from the Poor Clares, Galway

In September 2015 we invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) to conduct a review of our Community’s child safeguarding policy and practice. We very much welcome the findings of the report on our Community which was published today and accept all its recommendations. We are completely willing and open to collaborating fully with the NBSCCCI into the future to further improve our child safeguarding practices, something to which we are strongly committed. We are deeply saddened that so many children have suffered as a consequence of abuse by priests and religious in the past and we continue to pray for all survivors of abuse and their families.

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Child Safeguarding Policy Statement of the Constituent Members of the Catholic Church in Ireland

Scope of the Policy

Review of Child Safeguarding Practice in the religious order of The Order of St. Clare (The Order of Poor Clare Sisters)

Let yourselves be taken over by the light of Christ,
and spread that light wherever you are.
The light of the countenance of Jesus…
illumines the eyes of our heart and teaches us
to see everything in the light of his truth and his compassion for all…

Pope John Paul II, WYD Toronto 2002