Sacred Heart Fathers' Child Safeguarding Policy


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. 

The Sacred Heart Fathers (Dehonians) commit to following the Child Safeguarding Policy and Standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland 2016. The Policy statement is detailed below.  In addition the SVDs have agreed to follow the Guidance set out by the National Board which can be found at  www.safeguarding.ie/guidance


Details of Personnel to Contact if you are Concerned about the Welfare and Safety of Children:


Province Designated Officer

Fr Hugh Hanley SCJ

Sacred Heart Fathers

St. John Vianney

Ardlea Road

Dublin 5

Ireland

Tel: 01 847 4123


Province Child Protection Co-ordinator

Mrs Dawn Lundergan

Safeguarding Office

Cathedral Centre

3 Ford Street

Salford M3 6DP

England

Tel: 00 44 161 817 2206

 

Garda Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Investigation Unit

National Bureau of Criminal Investigation

Garda Headquarters

Harcourt Square

Dublin 2

 Tel. 01 6663430

 

Tusla Duty Social Worker

Child and Family Agency

Bridge House

Cherry Orchard Hospital

Ballyfermot

Dublin 10

 

Tel. 01 6206387

 

            Fr John Kelly SCJ

            Provincial Superior

     

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