24 February 2009
Cardinal Brady welcomes publication by the National Board for Safeguarding Children
Statement by the Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland:
I welcome today’s publication by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church: Safeguarding Children – Standards and Guidance for the Catholic Church in Ireland and its Annual Report 2008.
Standards and Guidance will be of great help in guiding those who are implementing safeguarding policy and procedures throughout Church life and I look forward to its implementation in every parish and diocese in Ireland.
I wish to thank the National Board for providing this essential reference on best practice. I look forward to receiving, from the Board, additional guidance in the coming months on other issues. Today’s publication is an indication of the Church’s resolve to safeguard children at all times.”
Martin Long, Director of Communications (086 172 7678)