Church of Ireland
The Church of Ireland Safeguarding Board is authorised by Standing Committee of the Church of Ireland to ensure that those within Church ministry are aware of their special duty of care towards children and adults at risk and therefore a culture of collective responsibility to work in partnership with other statutory, community and voluntary organisations is encouraged.
The Safeguarding Board will promote human rights which are embedded in both our gospel values and within international and domestic laws to protect those at risk of harm. The Safeguarding Board is committed to learning from experience and by a process of continuous improvement and to monitor and challenge the effectiveness of the Church of Ireland’s safeguarding arrangements.
The Safeguarding Board is in place to oversee the implementation and review of this policy. This is a living document and will be reviewed every year and amended as required by the Safeguarding Board. CIYD works closely with the Safeguarding Officers and Diocesan staff in making sure youth ministry spaces are safe and practical for all young people.