Newmarket & Taur Parish, within the Diocese of Cloyne, recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children/vulnerable adults and is committed to ensuring their safety and well being. Each child shall be cherished and affirmed as a gift from God with an inherent right to dignity of life and bodily integrity which shall be respected, nurtured and protected by all. Everyone in the Church has an obligation to ensure that the fundamental rights of children are respected.The diocese and the parish value and encourage the participation of children in all parish liturgies and in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.
Above all, both the diocese and Newmarket & Taur Parish recognise the need to safeguard children and aim to do this in a way that promotes their human dignity, integrity and worth as children of God.
The diocese recognises that, while safeguarding children is primarily the responsibility of parents, it is indeed everyone’s responsibility. In particular, all involved in working with children have a special duty of care towards them. The diocese has committed itself to putting procedures in place through which this care is put into effect.
The parish of Newmarket & Taur is committed to implementing fully, the safeguarding children policy of the Diocese of Cloyne. Full adherence to every aspect of the diocesan policy, to its principles, guidelines, procedures and codes of conduct etc, is a requirement for all church personnel who are engaged in working with children in this parish. The children are also obliged to adhere to the codes of behaviour, guidelines and procedures of the policy.
Fr. Francis Manning
 The policies, guidelines, procedures etc contained in this parish’s safeguarding children policy, apply to vulnerable adults as well as to children.