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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
Patricia Lanigan DLP 087 362 9727  &   
DLP: Bernadette Heneghan 087 354 5599

POLICE / GARDAI 
For allegations that relate to clerics/religious the following number should be used:01 666 3430    01 666 3435
For 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  
For contact details in other areas - click >>> here.

Safeguarding Children Policy – Ireland  >>> policy-standards 
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.

If a child contacts MMM via our website or by post, requesting information about our work, history, Sisters, etc. we ask that the child first have permission from a parent or guardian to do so.

After providing the information requested, the child’s contact information will be deleted and will not be used for any other purpose.

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