The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland held its first National Conference in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone on 27th & 28th February 2015.
Archbishop Eamon Martin delivered the opening address. Speakers at the conference included Mgr. Steve Rossetti, who gave the keynote address, Mgr. Robert Oliver and Marie Collins, who delivered a presentation on the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Melissa Darmody from Towards Healing spoke about Caring for Survivors and Teresa Devlin, CEO, delivered a presentation on the revised safeguarding standards. Two young people, Matthew Keown and Euan Lindsay gave a presentation on how the Church engages with young people in creating safe environments. All presentations can be read in full.