Child Safeguarding

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

  • Tel: 1850 241850

An Garda Siochana: Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Unit

  • Dublin      Tel:  01 6663435
  • Limerick  Tel:  061 212411

National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland

  •  Tel 01 5053018

DLP (Designated Liaison Person)

Bridget O’Connell:                  Tel: 086 8911485

Eileen Whyte (Deputy DLP)   Tel: 087 7783176

 

Helpful Contacts

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).


Procedures

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