Welcome from Archbishop Francis

Cuirim fáilte romhat chuig leathanach idirlíne Cosaint Leanaí in Árd-Deoise Thuama.

Welcome to the Safeguarding section of our diocesan website. Here you will find relevant up-to-date safeguarding information, the safeguarding and social media policies, important contact information, a variety of helpful resources, and more.

The most recent Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Archdiocese of Tuam, carried out by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI), shows that the work of safeguarding is embedded in the life of the Archdiocese, and is an essential consideration in all areas of pastoral ministry with children. The Archdiocese is a signatory to the NBSCCCI’s Seven Safeguarding Standards, and is committed to maintaining the highest standards in all our dealings with and ministry to children.

In order to promote and maintain safeguarding best practice, the Archdiocese relies on the cooperation and support of all who engage in the life and ministry of the Archdiocese and its parishes. I take this opportunity to acknowledge the great work being done by Local Safeguarding Representatives, the members of the Diocesan Safeguarding Committee, the Safeguarding Trainers, the Advisors and Support Persons, the DLPs, the diocesan clergy, and all others who assist in any way. Everything being done by these people endeavours to ensure that children may engage and participate fully in the life of the Church.

Cuirim na daoine óga atá faoin ár gcúram, agus obair chosaint leanaí na hÁrd-Deoise, faoi choimirce na Maigdine Muire, Máthair Dé.

+Francis Duffy
Archbishop of Tuam