Child Safeguarding Policy

We in the Catholic Parish of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Mourne Road, Drimnagh recognise the personal dignity and rights of children. Our prime concern is the safety and welfare of the children in our care. All who share in the parish’s ministry with children are committed to good pastoral practice. We aim to protect the children in our care from harm by developing an awareness of the practices that safeguard them. If we consider any child to be at risk we will inform the statutory authorities and help them in any way possible.

This statement is to be implemented by the Parish Team through the training of workers. It will also be monitored and managed by the Designated Person and the Parish Priest.

This policy is a working document and, as such, will be reviewed on an annual basis to determine that it is fulfilling a recognised need.

This Policy Statement includes detailed sections on each of the following:

  • Code to Good Practice
  • Selection Process for Volunteers
  • Practical Procedures
  • Anti-Bullying
  • Definitions Of Abuse
  • Confidentiality
  • Handling a Disclosure
  • Suspected Abuse
  • Legal Framework

Some useful contact phone numbers:

  • Parish Child Safeguarding Representative: (01) 455 6105
  • The Diocesan Designated Person, Mr. Andrew Fagan: (01) 836 0314 
  • Deputy Designated Liaison Person: Ms. Julie McCullough, (01) 836 0314
  • Social Worker (TUSLA) (01) 452 0666
  • Feosamh 1800  33  1234
  • An Gárda Siochána (Crumlin / Sundrive Road) (01) 666 6600 / (01) 666 6200
  • Towards Healing:  Freephone 1800 303 416.

Copies of the Policy Statement are available for inspection in the Parish Office and on our Parish website.

 Fr. Dave Brannigan, P.P.

 Pat Conway, Chairperson Parish Council


Safeguarding Contacts
Child Safeguarding and Protection Service

Holy Cross Diocesan Centre

Clonliffe College

Dublin 3

Ireland

Mr. Andrew Fagan (Director and Designated Person)

Tel: 01 836 0314  (Mon-Fri 09: – 17.00).

email: cps.dublindiocese.ie

www.csps.dublindiocese.ie

How to make a complaint

Click on: http://csps.dublindiocese.ie/how-to-make-a-complain/

Towards Healing

P.O. Box 5654, Dublin 14,

Freephone Ireland 1800-303416

Text Line Number: 085-8022859

(for hearing impaired service users)

email: coordinator@towardshealing.ie

HSC Child Protection Services

Locall 1850 24 1850

www.hse.ie/go/socialworkers

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