Posts Tagged ‘safety’

Canada archdiocese to stop priests being alone with kids Comments 0

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Priests and other church-connected people will be forbidden from being alone with children and other vulnerable people in Montreal archdiocese. This is part of a pilot project, which aims to create a “safety net”. The policy will be introduced in a handful of churches in Montreal, starting in September. An archdiocese spokesman said the policy Read more

Risk of child-adult mistrust from protection ‘industry’ Comments 1

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

An Irish church head has warned of the risk of a generation of children being deprived of normal interaction with adults because of a protection “industry”. Church of Ireland primate Archbishop Richard Clarke expressed his concerns during his church’s general synod, the Irish Times reported. While emphasising the necessity for strong child protection measures, he Read more

Farcical work and safety legislation Comments 0

Friday, August 28th, 2015

The farce created by the Government’s hamfisted changes to the Health and Safety Reform Bill is a tragedy. The Pike River tragedy created a chance in a generation when seemingly everyone agreed that New Zealand’s appalling workplace safety record must change. The Government had the mandate and authority to say to all New Zealanders: you Read more

Safe Church Programme started for NZ Catholic Church Comments 0

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

A Safe Church Programme is to be introduced to the Catholic Church in New Zealand and a person with education experience has been appointed to run it. Maria Noonan, who will develop and deliver the programme, was introduced at a Safe Church Training Day held in Wellington on July 30. She will work as part Read more