The NBSCCCI has revised the Safeguarding Children: Standards and Guidance document and developed a ‘one Church’ safeguarding policy statement. The Diocese of Meath has signed up to this policy and has developed these operational guidelines to assist Church personnel in implementing the policy and revised standards.

All Church personnel (clergy, volunteers and staff) are required to adhere to the standards.


A series of Appendices provides supplementary information.

Appendix A – Roles in the Child Safeguarding Structure

Appendix B  – Recording & Storage of Information

All case management files and safeguarding records in the Diocese of Meath will be retained for a period of 100 years; all other records pertaining to safeguarding will be stored for a period of 20 years. Destruction of data will be carried out in a secure manner.

Appendix C – (Local) Contact details available here

Appendix D – Information on the John Paul II Awards

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