We, the community in the parish of the Church of the Holy Name, cherish and affirm each child and young person as a gift from God. We value and encourage their participation in all parish activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development. We recognise the dignity and rights of all children and are committed to ensuring their protection and support. Our child protection officers monitor all issues regarding child protection and issue a monthly report to the Parish Pastoral Council.
In keeping with this, we will work to do all in our power to create a safe environment for children and young people in order to secure their protection and enable their full participation in the life of the Church.
A safe environment is free from all aspects of unsocial behavior including bullying, harassment and abuse.
If you have a concern about child abuse you can contact the Child Protection Officer for the parish through the Parish Office or directly using the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
In accordance with Diocesan policy everybody working within the parish must be Garda vetted.
See attached Garda vetting policy and vetting form.
If you wish to report allegations or suspicions of child abuse you should contact the Diocesan Child Safeguarding and Protection Service, Tulsa, Child Protection Agency or the Gardaí.
The contact details for these agencies are listed below.
Andrew Fagan or Julie McCullough in the Diocesan Child Safeguarding and Protection Service,
If you believe a child to be at imminent risk of harm you should immediately contact TUSLA, Child Protection Agency at 01 6352854 or email email@example.com. For further information and contact details visit: www.tusla.ie.
Outside of office hours contact Donnybrook Garda Station at 01 6669200, or Garda Confidential Line at 1800666111.