Safeguarding Children 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.

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, volunteers and any other Church personnel) 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.

Details of personnel to contact if you are concerned about the welfare and safety of children.

Designated Liaison Persons:
Ms Nuala Mc Loughlin Tel: 086 157 4774
Fr Sean Henry Tel: 046 9431251

Our Parish Safeguarding Representatives:
Ms Paula Lynagh, Mr Paul Doherty, Mr Gerry Gilroy, Ms Brigid Carr
Tel: 046 9432184

We would like to acknowledge the children and young people who participate in our parish activities; we appreciate their good work and hope they will continue to be part of the life of our parish. Thanks also to the volunteers and to the parents who work together to ensure that children have a positive experience in our parish.