NBSCCCI Review - recommendations are implemented in full
In May 2014 the Diocese of Meath publicly produced its safeguarding review report. At the request of NBSCCCI, the Diocese of Meath submitted an update report on the implementation of the recommendations made by the reviewers, nine months after the publication of the report.
In its summary, the report concluded as follows:
“The reviewers consider that safeguarding children in the Diocese of Meath is a responsibility taken with the utmost seriousness by diocesan personnel under the leadership and direction of Bishop Smith. The safeguarding team have collectively impressed as a dynamic, hardworking and highly informed group. Together they have brought their expertise to bear in developing a comprehensive safeguarding policy and implementation strategy. It is clear from all sources of information reviewed that there is great enthusiasm and determination in the diocese to oversee the best possible practice. … It is evident that Bishop Smith has shown commitment to and leadership in the development of very good standards in the child safeguarding policies, procedures and practices of the Diocese of Meath. The dynamism, commitment and expertise demonstrated by all whom the reviewers came into contact with are highly commended.” (pp 34 – 35)