Priests / Religious

The documents below contain the key training information identified for all Priests/ Religious working and ministering within the Diocese of Down and Connor.(including visiting priests)

All Priests/ Religious working in the Diocese of Down and Connor must attend the 4 hour training programme entitled:

Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People within the context of parish life.

Priests who are members of the parish PSC must also attend:

Module One – The Role and Function of a Parish Safeguarding Committee

Module Two – Best Practice in Recruitment and Selection of parish staff and volunteers and,

Module Three – Attendance at a Parish Information Session (for further details of this Module see under Training for Parish Groups and Volunteers)

Priests may also attend the Recording Information workshop (outlined below)

Diocese of Down and Connor

Safeguarding Training and Development

(Click images to Download):

2010 Document title:
Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People within in the Context of Parish Life: A training programme for all priests working and ministering within the Diocese of Down and Connor
2010 Document title:
The Role and Function of a Parish Safeguarding Committee: Training Programme, Module One
  2010 Document title:
Best Practice in Recruitment and Selection of Parish Staff and Volunteers: Training Programme, Module Two
2011 Document title:
Recording Information Workshop: Best Practice – Safe Practice