It is the policy of the Church of Ireland to set standards for the welfare of all children sharing in its ministry with a view to protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional harm.
The Safeguarding Trust is designed to enable everyone within the Church of Ireland to fulfil their responsibilities within ministry for children:
To prevent the physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children
To set out the appropriate responses and procedures in the event of abuse taking place
To encourage safe practices for those who work with children
To safeguard those who work with children from the consequences of unfounded accusations
St Jude’s Parish have three designated panel members who are responsible for the implementation and use of Safeguarding Trust: The Church of Ireland Code of Good Practice for Ministry with Children in the parish or those appointed to discharge the same function at diocesan or central events