Parish Child Safeguarding Policy

child protectionThe Archdiocese of Dublin and the Parish of Sandyford, Kilternan and Glencullen value and encourage the participation of children and young people in parish liturgies and in Diocesan activities in order to enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.  We recognise the dignity and rights of all children and are committed to ensuring their protection from all forms of abuse.

This is a commitment binding on all priests and on those who work in our Diocesan offices and agencies, and in our parishes.  It extends to all the many and varied ways that children share in the life of the Church in our Diocese.

Contact numbers for reporting child safeguarding concerns:

  • The Diocesan Designated Person Mr. Andrew Fagan (01-8360314)
  • The Duty Social Worker of the Child and Family Agency Tusla in
    Leopardstown Primary Care Centre ( 01 2996600)
  • Dundrum Garda Station (01 6665600)

Other useful numbers:

  • Towards Healing, a Support Service funded by the Catholic
    Church for Survivors of Institutional, Clerical and Religious Abuse (1800 303416)
  • Childline                                                                                                    (1800 666666)

 Our current Child Safeguarding representatives for the parish are

Ms. Gillian O’Dwyer
Ms. Lucy Shepard

(Each parish has at least two Safeguarding Representatives who are responsible for the promotion of best practice and compliance with the requirements of Safeguarding Children at parish level.)

December  2015