From the date of commencement of the legislation on 27 April 2016, it is a criminal offence to allow anyone to engage in work with children or vulnerable adults, without having them vetted first.
The law sets out circumstances that require vetting, defined as: “Any work or activity which is carried out by a person, a necessary and regular part of which consists mainly of the person having access to, or contact with, children.”
For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
A newsletter is prepared for volunteers, parish staff and parents. Recently published newsletters are available for download here
- Updated guidance from Bishop Deenihan
- Information on Mandated Persons
- An Independent Assessor Evaluation of the Parish Self-Audit (2018)
- A helpful list for PSRs
- Contact details of Designated Liaison Person & Safeguarding Trainers
- dates for forthcoming training in the Diocese of Meath; plans for Safeguarding Awareness Day; and a reminder of how best to respond to concerns and complaints relating to child safeguarding.
Newsletters should be distributed widely, especially among volunteers and parents.