The PAC has been in existence since the mid 1990s. In recent years it has been restructured in accordance with national Church standards and best practice. Advisory Committee members are selected for their knowledge and experience in canon and civil law, working with victims/survivors of abuse, assessment and/or management of those who present a risk, and working with children in child protection roles.
To be responsible for all safeguarding practices by
In a Dominican context the prior or superior of the community fulfills this role, apart from those Dominican churches which also function as diocesan parish churches. In these instances, local safeguarding representatives are appointed and work in accordance with the safeguarding requirements of the respective diocesan area.
In the Dominican context, this role is carried out by the Designated Liaison Person (DLP) as set out below.
The Safeguarding Coordinator is responsible for coordination of all safeguarding practices as follows
The Designated Liaison Person is appointed to promote safeguarding by
The role of the support person is to promote safeguarding by
The role of the Advisor is to promote safeguarding by
It is the responsibility of the Gardaí and the PSNI to investigate if a crime has been committed. They will liaise with the DLP, as appropriate.
It is the responsibility of Tusla and of HSCT to promote the welfare of children who are not receiving adequate care and protection and they will liaise with the DLP, as appropriate.
The National Board provides standards, guidance and supports, and audits their implementation in practice. The DLP will advise the NBSCCCI, anonymously, of safeguarding allegations, suspicions or concerns concerning Dominican friars.