Letter from Fr Michael McCabe SMA, Provincial Leader

Children First Act – Mandated Persons

Dear member

I am forwarding this very important letter and schedule from Children First to all clerics, pastoral care workers and all safeguarding personnel. It comes from the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church.

The letter may be accessed by clicking here.
The schedule may be accessed by clicking here.

The letter sets out the requirements on Mandatory Reporters under Children First, which became obligatory on 11th December 2017.

The National Board has produced guidance which is referenced in the attached letter.

Please take note of the responsibility it places on each and every SMA member.
All House Leaders and Irish Representatives in Africa must publicise the two attached documents to all their members and lay staff as we do not have email addresses for all concerned. This is a most serious obligation on Leaders and Representatives.


Michael McCabe SMA
Provincial Leader
St Joseph’s Provincial House
Blackrock Road

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