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Governance and Lay Associations of the Faithful

Event Date  11-10-2023 10:00
Event End Date 11-10-2023 15:00
Individual Price €70.00
Location Iona Room, Columba Centre, Maynooth

This training event is for Church authorities and safeguarding personnel involved in ensuring groups using Church property and lay associations are safe to do so.

The day will include discussions and presentation on the following:

  • Understanding lay associations of the faithful and the new procedure for groups to become recognised as associate members of the National Board.
  • Discussing how to assist groups who are not national organisations but are carrying out important ministry with children in Church property.
  • Discussing how to ensure appropriate governance arrangements are in place to identify groups that are ministering on behalf of the Church or using property, and to ensure good safeguarding practice.

If you wish to attend this event please follow the booking process below.

Click here for instructions on how to book places for this event

1. Press the 'Register Now' button below.

2. Enter the number of people you want to book to attend this event by entering a number in the 'Registrants' box.

3. Press 'Next'

4. Complete the fields that appear for each person who is attending the training.

5. Press 'Next'.

6. Complete the details of the person to be invoiced for the event using the fields that appear.

7. Press 'Process Registration'.

8. The National Office will acknowledge the reservation of spaces on the course to each of the attendees and the person who is to be invoiced and if there is a fee will request the person to be invoiced to pay electronically and to please ensure they send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. confirming they have paid electronically. In addition, to please insert the transaction ID from the email above as the reference on the bank transfer. This will help us to match up your payment.

Electronic transfer details as follows:

Name of Account - Coimirce Ltd
Address of bank – AIB Dame Street
Sort Code – 93-20-86
Account No.- 28797059
IBAN- IE 57AIBK93208628797059

If you prefer to send a cheque (made out to Coimirce, and including the Transaction ID from the booking email) for the total cost of training to the below postal address:

National Board for Safeguarding Children

New House
St.Patricks College

9. If there is a fee, once the payment is received the National Board will send an email to the person to be invoiced, acknowledging the payment and approving the booked places.

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National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland
New House, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co.Kildare
01 505 3124
01 505 3026

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