Child Safeguarding Policy Statement

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.

Your Parish Safeguarding Representatives Lesa Marsh and Rodney Mullen are contactable through the Parish Office: 01 – 848 4799

If you have a concern about child abuse, please contact either:

Diocesan Child Safeguarding & Protection Service (CSPS)

Designated Liaison Person
Mr. Andrew Fagan, Director,
Child Safeguarding and Protection Service,
Holy Cross Diocesan Centre,
Clonliffe College,
Dublin 3.
Tel. 01 – 836 0314 (Mon-Fri: 09:00 – 17:00)

Deputy Designated Liaison Person
Ms. Deirdre Donnelly, Safeguarding & Support Officer,
Child Safeguarding and Protection Service,
Holy Cross Diocesan Centre,
Clonliffe College,
Dublin 3.
Tel. 01 – 836 0314 (Mon-Fri: 09:00 – 17:00)

Or:

Tusla Office:

Cora Kelly
Central Clerical Reporting Office,
2nd Floor,
Unit 4.5 Nexus Building,
Blanshardstown Corporate Park,
Ballycoolin,
Dublin 15
Tel. 01 – 897 6888

Or:

Your Local Garda Station:

Coolock Garda Station
Tel. 01 – 666 4200

Garda National Protective Services Bureau,
Harcourt Street,
Dublin 2
Tel. 01 – 666 3435

Garda Confidential Freephone Number for reporting child sexual abuse.
Tel. 1800 555 222

HSE (Vulnerble Adults)

Tel. 1850 24 1850

or at

info@hse.ie

If you would like access to the full Safeguarding Policy Statement of the Archdiocese of Dublin you can download it from https://www.csps.dublindiocese.ie/policies

Safeguarding Documents

Below are the safeguarding documents which are available for download.

Title
Safeguarding Guidelines for the use of web conferencing platforms with Parents/Guardians and children (12 years old or younger) (2020)
Safeguarding Guidelines for the use of web conferencing platforms with teenagers (2020)
Child Safeguarding Statement (2020)
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (2019)
Diocesan Safeguarding Document (2018)