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 or download here Revised 2023 Child Safeguarding policy with Safety statement.
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
Designated Liaison Person (DLP):
Andrew Fagan 01 8360314,
Deirdre Donnelly 01 8360314,
An Garda Siochana:
Contact details for local Garda
stations are available from directory
enquiries on 11811/ 11850,
and on www.garda.ie.
In an emergency call 112 or 199.
Tusla, Child and Family Agency:
Contact details of local offices are
available on www.tusla.ie
|01 836 0314 (00 353 1 836 0314 outside Ireland)
|Mr Andrew Fagan