Registered Charity Number: 20016166

Child Protection Policy Statement

We in the Parish of Donabate, Portrane and Balheary value and encourage the participation of children and young people in parish liturgies and in activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development.

We recognise the dignity and rights of all children and are committed to their protection and support.

In keeping with this we will work to do all in our power to create safe environments for children and young people in order to secure their protection and enable their full participation in the life of the Church.

“Please see the following link for full Safeguarding Policy Statement of the Archdiocese of Dublin as well as the current safeguarding policies http://csps.dublindiocese.ie/policies/ ”

Child Safeguarding Policy Statement

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, physical, 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.

Parish Safeguarding Representative Regina MacCarrick

………………………is contactable through the Parish Office.

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 & Protection Service,

             Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe College, Dublin3 Tel. 01-8360314

             (Mon–Fri: 09:00 – 17:00) 

  • Deputy Liaison Person

Ms. Deirdre Donnelly, Safeguarding & Support Officer,

Child Safeguarding & Protection Service

             Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe College, Dublin3 Tel. 01-8360314

             (Mon–Fri: 09:00 – 17:00)

OR

Tusla Office   01-8708000  

Local Garda Station – Swords   01-6664700 

HSE (Vulnerable Adults)    1850 24 1850 or at  mailto:info@hse.ie

If you would like access the full Safeguarding Policy Statement of the Archdiocese od Dublin you can download it from www.csps.dublindiocese.ie/policies

 

  

 

Parish Notices Sunday 28 November ~First Sunday of Advent~

The Parish Office will be closed Wednesday 1st to Monday 6th December.  It will re-open on Tuesday 7 December at 9.30 am.  If you would … Continue reading

Child Protection Policy Statement

We in the Parish of Donabate, Portrane and Balheary value and encourage the participation of children and young people in parish liturgies and in activities … Continue reading

Dublin Diocesan Synodal Pathway

Knock Shrine Advent Talks                                            … Continue reading