The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (the National Board) was established in 2006 to provide advice, services and assistance in furtherance of the development of the safeguarding of children within the Roman Catholic Church on the island of Ireland; and to monitor compliance with legislation, policy and best practice and to report on these activities as is comprehensively set out in the Memorandum of Association of the Company.
Church authorities who have entered into an agreement with the National Board through signing a Memorandum of Understanding have committed to Safeguarding Children – Policy and Standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland 2016.
In order to assess compliance, Archbishop Michael Neary of the Archdiocese of Tuam invited the National Board to undertake a Review of practice in 2021. The Archdiocese was previously reviewed in June 2011 under the Safeguarding Children – Policy and Standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland 2008. The report of the first Review can be found on the National Board’s website http://www.safeguarding.ie/publications
Download the Report HERE