Child Protection— Safeguarding Children Parish Policy Statement

Child Protection – Safe Guarding Children Parish Policy Statement

Our Parish has adopted the Kerry Diocesan Child Protection Policy.  ‘As a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland, we recognise and up-hold the dignity and rights of all children, are committed to ensuring safety and wellbeing 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 Diocese of Kerry is also committed to providing a safe environment for adults who may be vulnerable.

If you have a concern about the welfare or safety of children or an adult who may be vulnerable in our Parish, please any of the following:

For further information re: our Safe Guarding Policies contact The Parish Office: 068 -21188.

Kerry Diocesan Liaison Person – 087 – 87 6362780

Tulsa: The Child & Family Agency HSE for Vulnerable Adults  – North Kerry – 066- 7121566

An Garda Siochana – Listowel 068-5082

For more information download our Safeguarding Children Policy :

Contact Information:

 

For further information about Parish Policies, contact the Designated Liaison person on: 0876362780