In October 2016 the Prior Provincial of The Friar Servants of Mary (Servites) in Ireland signed up to the Safeguarding Children: Policy and Standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland 2016. This Policy has been adopted by all constituent bodies of the Catholic Church in Ireland in December 2015 (Conference of Religious in Ireland and the Irish Missionary Union, the two foregoing now known as Association of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland (AMRI) and the Irish Bishops’ Conference).

Towards Healing: Free Phone Ireland 1800 303416 / UK 0800 0963318

Towards Peace: Spiritual Support Service 00 353 (0) 1 5053028

Mobile 00353 (0) 86771 0533

One In Four: 00 353 (0) 1 662 4070 (9.30 am to 5.30 pm daily)

Rape Crisis Centre: National 24 hour helpline 1 800 778888

Download Safeguarding Children: Policy and Standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland 2016

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The Friar Servants of Mary (Servites) invited the National Board For Safeguarding of Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) to audit their safeguarding policy and practice in October 2014.

The NBSCCCI has now completed the review and the Order welcomes the publication of the NBSCCCI Review Report.

The Servites uphold the safety of children as paramount. In accordance with the recommendations of the NBSCCCI Review Report, the Order has revised its safeguarding structure, updated its policies and procedures, and appointed key safeguarding personnel.

We renew our commitment to work in partnership with the NBSCCCI and civil authorities to strive towards the highest level of child safeguarding practices in the island of Ireland.

On behalf of the Servite Order, I apologise unreservedly for the hurt caused to persons by any of our friars for the betrayal of trust placed in them.

I invite anyone who may have safeguarding concerns regarding the Servite Friars to contact our Designated Liaison Person (DLP) SR Elizabeth Manning (Mobile: 00 353 873 291 928).


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