For the National Safeguarding Children Website, visit: safeguarding.ie
Diocesan Child Safeguarding Policy Statement
and Contact Details
and Contact Details
The Diocese of Ossory seeks to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to make known the Good News of Christ more fully through worship, service and witness. In keeping with this aim, ministry with children and young people in the Diocese is informed by the Gospel values of Truth, Justice and Love.
The Diocese of Ossory values and encourages the participation of children and young people in parish liturgies and in activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development. We recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children and young people. We are committed to their safeguarding and support in a way that promotes their human dignity and integrity as children of God.
In keeping with this, we undertake to do all in our power to create safe environments for children and young people, and to ensure their safeguarding from either physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect.
We recognise that all involved in working with children and young people have a special duty of care towards them. We are committed to putting procedures in place through which this care is put into effect so that the rights of children and young people to safely and actively participate in the life of the Church are upheld.
All Church personnel are expected to comply with the Diocesan Safeguarding policy and procedures.
For further information on parish policies, please contact the parish representatives for Safeguarding Children.
Diocesan Safeguarding Contact Details:
If you have a child safeguarding concern or wish to report an allegation, please contact one of the following:
Diocese of Ossory
The Designated Officers for the Diocese of Ossory are:
Fr. Daniel Bollard Tel : 087-9661959
Fr. Daniel Cavanagh Tel: 087 2335432
Ms. Mary Brennan Tel 085 7701716
Mr. Tom Hunt Tel: 085 7701718
Mooncoin Parish Safeguarding Reps: Jim Felle & Katherine Hogan; Tel 051 895123
Pastoral Care/Support Person
If you or anyone you know requires support or pastoral care in relation to a child safeguarding issue, please contact the following pastoral care/support person:
Gardaí 056 777504
HSE Social Work Department 056 7784532 / 7784600
Gardaí 057 86741000
HSE Social Work Department 057 9370700
Gardaí 051 305300
HSE Social Work Department 051 842800
Other Support Services available:
Click on www.towardshealing.ie – a new counselling service and support service for survivors of Institutional, Clerical and Religous abuse, funded by the Catholic Church.
- Safeguarding Children – www.safeguarding.ie
- One in Four – www.oneinfour.ie
- ISPCC – www.ispcc.ie
- Barnardos – http://barnardos.ie/
- Samaritans – http://www.samaritans.org/
- Children at risk in Ireland (CARI) – www.cari.ie
- HSE –www.hse.ie/eng/services/Find_a_Service/Children_and_Family_Services/childrenfirst/
To view our Safeguarding Policy,
please click Safeguarding Children Policy.