There is obviously heightened awareness in the public sphere concerning child protection issues in the Church and in the
Archdiocese of Dublin in particular. We must first consider those who have been directly affected and assure them of our
complete support, if needed and when requested.
It is important to remind you that in this Diocese, guidelines in this area are operated to the highest standard.
Safeguarding Children from the National Board for Safeguarding children in the Catholic Church is the most up to date
church policy and is available at www.safeguardingchildren.ie
The state guidelines Children First apply in all our schools and Guidelines in the Diocese are consistent with state policy. www.dohc.ie/publications/children_first.html
Anyone in this parish working with children—employees, volunteers and priests are required to participate in Garda Vetting.
Details of that process are available at www.dublindiocese.ie
The Child protection policy that operates in this parish is available from the parish office and sacristy.
It is of utmost importance that anyone who may have suffered abuse or who knows of anyone who may have suffered abuse is
aware that they can contact the Child Protection Service of the Archdiocese at 01 8360314.
Their website is www.cps.dublindiocese.ie
Every effort is made to try and ensure that children participating in all aspects of parish life are safe and welcome.
I encourage everyone to familiarise themselves with the material available to promote best practice in this parish
and in our daily lives.
To make a Child Protection complaint, contact the Designated Person
Mr Andrew Fagan
Deputy Designated Person
Ms. Sinead McDonnell, Child Protection Officer.
|Tel:||01 836 0314 (00 353 1 836 0314 outside Ireland)|
|Email:||Mr Andrew Fagan|