THE Church’s watchdog on child protection has announced the appointment of Teresa Devlin as its new Chief Executive Officer.
She succeeds Ian Elliot who retired last June as head of the
National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Church in Ireland
Ms Devlin had been acting as Interim Chief Executive
of the NBSCCCI following Ian Elliot’s retirement, and also prior to his
departure, when he was on sick leave for a number of months.
to that she worked as Director of the National Board. She joined the
organisation in August 2008 after working as a social worker in the area
of child protection in Northern Ireland.
Announcing the appointment, Chairman of the NBSCCCI, John Morgan
said that Ms Devlin “brings a unique combination of experience,
compassion and insight to the role and we are delighted to have her
leading the team.”
Mr Morgan added, “We are hugely confident that
she will continue to work with distinction as she moves into the CEO
Last December the NBSCCCI published its fourth
tranche of reviews of safeguarding practices in dioceses and religious
So far the organisation has completed a total of 27 audits of