Child Safeguarding

Child Safeguarding Policy

Statement of the Constituent Members of the Catholic Church in Ireland

 

As a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland, we recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children, are committed to ensuring their safety and well-being, and will work in partnership with parents/guardians to do this. We recognise each child as a gift from God, and we value and encourage the participation of children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.

All Church personnel (including clergy, religious, staff and volunteers) have a responsibility to safeguard children through promoting their welfare, health and development in a safe and caring environment that supports their best interests and prevents abuse.

 

Details of Personnel to Contact if you are Concerned about the Welfare and Safety of Children

Designated Liaison Person:

  • Mr Phil Mortell - (353) (0)87-2252415

Deputy Liaison Person:   

  • Fr. Peter Burns - (0044) 776342 0009

Police:     

  • ROI:  Sexual Crime Management Unit 01-6663316
  • PSNI Belfast:  028-90650222

Child Protection Service: 

  • ROI:  Contact Local TULSA Office
  • Belfast:  028-90507000 (Gateway Team)

 

Safeguarding Children: A One-Church Approach
Policy and Standards for the Redemptorists in Ireland 2016

 

This Policy for safeguarding the welfare of children aims to ensure a safe environment, where risks are minimised, where those affected by abuse are supported, where offenders are brought to account and where all allegations are dealt with justly and promptly.

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Link below to Policy & Guidance document issued by The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church.

Policy & Guidance Document