March 13, 2006

Bishops in child protection vetting move

Irish Examiner

Catholic bishops are to put themselves forward for vetting to demonstrate the Church’s commitment to child protection policies, it emerged today.

The nine Northern bishops, led by Archbishop Sean Brady, are also going to appoint a new director of Child Protection for the Catholic Church in Northern Ireland.

“The welfare and protection of children and vulnerable adults is a priority for the Catholic Church in Ireland. We want the Church to be at the forefront of best practice in this area,” said Archbishop Brady.

Last year, stringent vetting procedures for people working with children in Northern Ireland were introduced under the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults Order.

Posted by kshaw at March 13, 2006 07:37 AM