The Archbishop has established a Safeguarding Children Committee. Their role is primarily focused on creating, maintaining and monitoring a safe environment for children in all aspects of church life and activity and for advising on the human resources required for implementing best Safeguarding Practice across services. Their role is supportive and developmental. It is not related in any way to the management of individual cases of suspected or alleged abuse.
The Safeguarding Committee has responsibility for:
- the provision of training;
- the safe recruitment of volunteers and staff within the archdiocese;
- regular review of the Diocesan Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Children as and when required;
- communication and promotion of all aspects and developments in relation to Safeguarding Children in the Archdiocese.