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Director of Safeguarding

Role of Director of Safeguarding

The Director of Safeguarding is accountable to the CEO, for implementing the strategic goals and objectives of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) and for assisting and alongside the Director of Training and Support for advising Church personnel in the areas of policy development and best practice in relation to all aspects of child safeguarding.

In addition the Director will support the CEO and review team in conducting reviews of child safeguarding practice across all Church Authorities in Ireland.
  • To offer best practice advice on the management of allegations
  • To support the development of policy and practice guidance for adoption by the Catholic Church
  • To assist in assessment and review of child safeguarding practice
  • To support the Director of Training and Support in delivering training initiatives in line with the NBSCCCI’s training strategy
  • To support the CEO in reporting on all aspects of the work of the NBSCCCI

Peter Kieran

Director of Safeguarding

Peter Kieran has professional qualifications as a social worker and as a counsellor. He has worked at a senior level in Children and Family Services with the SEHB / HSE, and he served for a number of years as a member of the Advisory Panel for the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore. He worked in child protection with the SEHB / HSE South from 1974, and became the Regional Specialist in Children and Family Services in 2004. He worked in that role until his retirement in December 2010. He also teaches on the Masters in Therapeutic Child Care course at Carlow College.