We in the Parish of Ballincollig endorse the Diocesan Policy Statement below.
Diocesan Child Safeguarding Policy Statement:
The Diocese of Cork and Ross recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children, regardless of all other considerations, and is committed to ensuring their safety and well-being.
The Diocese values and encourages the participation of Children and young people in the life of the Church, namely in all parish liturgies and in all activities that enhance their spiritual, emotional, intellectual and social development.
The Diocese recognises that while the safeguarding of children is everyone’s responsibility, all involved in working with children and young people have a special duty of care towards them. (2014: Cork and Ross Policy).