We Salesian Sisters with our co-workers and volunteers, value and encourage the participation of children and young people in our various ministries and in activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development.
Child Safeguarding Policy Statement of the Constituent Members of the Catholic Church in Ireland
Salesian Sisters Irish Province
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.
Details of Personnel to Contact if you are Concerned about the Welfare and Safety of Children
HSE – Health Service Executive: Contact your local community area
An Garda Siochana: Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Unit
National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland
DLP (Designated Liaison Person)
Bridget O’Connell: Tel: 086 8911485
Eileen Whyte (Deputy DLP) Tel: 087 7783176
Towards Healing Helpline: 1800 303416
Childline: 1800 331234
Samaritans: 1850 609060
Child Safeguarding Practice Report
Review of Child Safeguarding Practice in the religious congregation of The Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco in Ireland undertaken by The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI).
For the procedures to implement the child safeguarding policy, the Salesain Sisters follow the guidance of theNational Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland.
These procedures are available here https://www.safeguarding.ie/index.php/guidance