Ireland Safeguarding Children
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
DLP: Sheila Devane DLP 087 165 5507 and aDLP: Carol Breslin 086 101 9826
POLICE: GARDAI: For allegations that relate to clerics/religious the following number should be used:01 666 3430 01 666 3435For allegations that do not relate to clerics/religious the appropriate local gardai station should be used.
CHILD PROTECTION SERVICE: Dublin South EastChild and Family Agency , Unit 9, Nutgrove Retail Park, Churchtown, Dublin 14Ph: 01 921 3400
Click here for contact details in other areas
Link to policy-standards (Safeguarding Children Policy – Ireland)
For the procedures to implement the child safeguarding policy, the Medical Missionaries of Mary follows the guidance of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland available here.