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DIOCESE OF OSSORY SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN INFORMATION

DIOCESAN POLICY STATEMENT

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 and are committed to their protection and support in a way that promotes their human dignity and integrity as children of God.

In keeping with this we in the Diocese undertake to do all in our power to create safe environments for children/young people and to ensure their protection from physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect.

We recognise that all involved in working with children/young people have a special duty of care towards them and we are committed to putting procedures in place through which this care is put into effect so that the rights of children/young people to actively participate in the life of the Church are upheld.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN: CONTACT DETAILS

1. If you or anyone you know has a child protection concern or wishes to report an allegation of child abuse in relation to any member of Church personnel, directly to Church authorities please contact either of the diocesan delegated persons.

Father Daniel Bollard: 056 7724279            or            Father Daniel Cavanagh: 051 421515 ________________________________________________________________________________

2. If you or anyone you know has a child protection concern or wishes to report an allegation directly to the statutory authorities please contact:

Kilkenny

Gardai:  056 7775042

HSE Social Work Department:  056 7784532/7784600

Laois/Offaly

Gardai:  057 8674100

HSE Social Work Department:  057 9370700

Waterford

Gardai:  051 305300

HSE Social Work Department:  051 842800

 
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