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International Safeguarding Conference

Posted on 01 November 2023

In June, ERD Programme Manager and Safeguarding Lead Naidi McDonnell attended the International Safeguarding Conference 2023 in Rome. This year’s theme was Sustaining Organisational Accountability. Throughout the week, organisations learned how to be accountable to various stakeholders, including survivors, children, organisation members and the general public. The conference concluded with a Safeguarding Forum, which enabled interaction and exchange between practitioners and researchers. The week was a great opportunity to learn from other missionary organisations and Christian Charities.

Naidi is pictured with Valerie Philpott, Misean Cara Safeguarding Adviser, Ambassador Frances Collins, Embassy of Ireland to the Holy See, Fr. Hans Zollner SJ, Director of the Institute of Anthropology, Pontifical Gregorian University and Simon Davies, Director of Professional Standards, Jesuits, Australia.


Edmund Rice Development is a registered company limited by guarantee. Registered in Ireland, Registered Charity Number: 20071004, Company Number: 463400, Revenue Charitable Tax Exemption Number: CHY18492, Registered Address: 23 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, D02 AR55.

Edmund Rice Development is a registered company limited by guarantee registered in the UK & Wales, Charity Reg. No. 1098358, Co. Reg. No: 4229228, Registered Address: 3rd Floor, New Oxford House, 75 Dale St, Liverpool L2 2HT, England.

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