Safeguarding Boards and Guidelines by Country

The episcopal conferences of the following countries have developed Structures and/or Safeguarding Guidelines. Please note that this list is incomplete and is constantly updated.

Argentina

Conferencia Episcopal Argentina

Belgique (Belgium)

Conférence épiscopale de Belgique

Bulgaria

Mejduritualnata Episcopska Konferenzia vâv Bâlgaria
Safeguarding Guidelines

Canada

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB)

Central African Republic

Conférence Épiscopale Centrafricaine

  • Safeguarding Guidelines will be published in June 2019

Colombia

Conferencia Episcopal de Colombia

Danmark

Scandinavian Episcopal Conference / Nordiska biskopskonferensen

Iceland

Scandinavian Episcopal Conference / Nordiska biskopskonferensen

Ireland

Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ICBC)

Indian Ocean

Ocean: Conférence Episcopale de l’Océan Indien (CEDOI)

  • CEDOI has published common directives.
  • The Dioceses of Port-Louis, Port Victoria and the Apostolic Vicariate of Rodrigues use a common protocol developed by the Diocese of Port-Louis
  • The Dioceses of Saint-Denis, Réunion and the Apostolic Vicariate of the Archipelago of the Comoros belong to the Conférence des évêques de France (CEF)

Italy

La Conferenza Episcopale Italiana (CEI)

Österreich (Austria)

Österreichische Bischofskonferenz

Kenya

Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops

Kerala

Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council

Korea

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea

  • Safeguarding Guidelines were published in 2013. They are not available online.

Lietuva (Lithuania)

Conferentia Episcopalis Lituaniae

Malta

Maltese Ecclesiastical Province

Perú

Conferencia Episcopal Peruana

Poland

Konferencja Episkopatu Polski

Romania

Conferința Episcopilor din România

  • Safeguarding Guidelines are in the process of being finalized

Scotland

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Scotland

Slovensko (Slovakia)

Konferencie biskupov Slovenska

South Africa

Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Spain

Conferencia Episcopal Española

Sri Lanka

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka

Suomi (Finland)

Scandinavian Episcopal Conference / Nordiska biskopskonferensen

  • A booklet in Finland will be distributed in parishes with the most important information. When available, it will be published on the diocesan website.

Sweden

Conferentia Episcopalis Scandiæ

Uruguay

Conferencia Episcopal Uruguaya


Caritas Internationalis