Safeguarding


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.

TOWARDS HEALING: 
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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)


Mary received her vocation from the lips of an angel.
The angel does not enter our room visibly,
but God has a plan for each of us,
He calls each one of us by name.
Our task is to learn how to listen,
to perceive His call,
to be courageous
and faithful in following Him.


Pope Benedict XVI