Child Safeguarding

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, 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.

 

If you have any concerns with regard to Safeguarding Children contact:

DLP: Noel O’Donnell

Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 164 Bishop Street, Derry.

Tel: 02871362475 | Mobile: 07596500793

Police Service of N. Ireland

Tel: 101

Social Services

Gateway Services Western HSC Trust

Tel: 02871314090 (Ask for Duty Social Worker)

Dep. DLP: Celine McKenna

Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 164 Bishop Street, Derry.

Tel: 02871362475 | Mobile: 07707311358

Garda Siochana

Tel: 1800 555 222

TUSLA Family and Child Agency

Buncrana: 00353749320420 | Letterkenny: 00353749123672