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CHILD SAFEGUARDING PROCEDURES FOR PEOPLE WORKING WITH CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND VULNERABLE ADULTS WITHIN THE PARISH

Inspired by the Gospel, we the parishioners of St Francis of Assisi Parish recognise the dignity and uniqueness of each child and young person. Like Jesus, who washed the feet of others, we are committed to serving the children and young people of our Parish, and to making our Parish a community where each one feels welcomed, accepted, valued and cared for. We undertake to do all in our power to create a safe environment for children and vunerable adults and to ensure they are protected from abuse.

All complaints of abuse of any kind relating to personnel, religious, employees and volunteers connected with this Parish should be made directly to our safeguarding and child protection representatives (Br Ignatius Galvin or Mrs Terry Daly) .To report allegations or suspicions of child abuse by Parish personnel, Contact:

Coolock Garda Station: 6664200

Local HSE office (Cromcastle Road): 8164200

Dublin Diocesan designated person – Andrew Fagan: 8360314

Capuchin Order designated person – Fr Paul Murphy: 086 0610885
Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI): 0845 6008000
Priorswood safeguarding and child protection representatives:

Br Ignatius Galvin: 8474469       Mrs Terry Daly: 087 7872963
Other Useful Numbers:

National Board for Safeguarding Children: 5053124

Towards Healing Helpline: 1800331234

Childline: 1800666666

IF YOU BELIEVE A CHILD TO BE AT IMMINENT RISK OF HARM YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN GARDA SIOCHANA IMMEDIATELY.
www.csps.dublindiocese.ie

Our parish undertakes to have the following in place:

  1. Procedures for recruitment of leaders working with children.
  2. Adults working with children will be vetted and sign all appropriate forms.
  3. Code of conduct to be signed by all adult leaders.
  4. Code of behaviour for children.
  5. Guidelines for the use of photography at Church events and for the use of computers.
  6. An accident/emergency plan.
  7. Training for all adult leaders.
  8. Adequate record keeping:
  • Signed parental consent for each young person.
  • Contact information for parents/guardians.
  • Medical information and treatment permission for all young people.
  • Incident/accident report form
  • Programme attendance records.
  • Volunteer application and declaration forms.

A parish child safeguarding committee is in place. Its role is to promote awareness of the parish’s child safeguarding policy and procedures and ensure that all guidelines are implemented.

PRIORSWOOD PARISH CHILD SAFEGUARDING COMMITTEE

Fr. Jack Twomey PP
Fr. Ignatius Galvin (Parish and Child Protection Representative)
Terry Daly (Parish and Child Protection Representative)
Collette Hopkins (Altar Servers)
Amie O’Connor (Parent)
Frances Lynam (Children’s Choir)
Teresa Deasy (Parish Pastoral Council)

The role of the above committee is to promote awareness of the parish’s child safeguarding policy and procedures and ensure that all guidelines are implemented.

Tel : 01 847 4469 | Email : office@priorswoodparish.ie
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