Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Guidelines

The parish of Our Lady of Dolours values and encourages the participation of children and vulnerable adults in parish liturgies and parish activities.

We recognise the dignity and rights of all children and vulnerable adults and are committed to ensuring their protection from all forms of abuse.

This commitment is binding on all priests, employees and volunteers who work in our parish and we comply with all regulations laid down by the Archdiocese of Dublin.

The parish works in partnership with the HSE and An Garda Siochána in all matters pertaining to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. If you have a concern about safeguarding you should contact:

Parish Safeguarding Representative Margaret Ahearne at margaretahearne@gmail.com

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. 01-8360314

(Mon-Fri: 09:00 – 17:00)

  • Deputy Designated Liaison Person

Child Safeguarding and Protection Service, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre,

Clonliffe College, Dublin 3.  Tel. 01-8360314

(Mon-Fri: 09:00 – 17:00)

OR

Tusla Office: Dublin North Central, Civic Centre, Ballymun.  Tel: 01 8467000

OR YOUR

Local Garda Station: Mountjoy Station, Nth Circular Rd.        Tel: 01 6668600          

The following link opens a document setting out the policy on safeguarding children and provides useful support information:

Safeguarding Children – Support and Contacts

See also the following information resources: