Child Safeguarding Policy Statement of the Constituent
Members of the Catholic Church in Ireland

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.


On behalf of this Church body, as part of the Catholic Church in Ireland, I commit to safeguarding children by agreeing to follow this Child Safeguarding Policy. I will abide by and uphold the seven standards and the applicable indicators in our entire ministry and contacts with children.

Church Authority Signature

On behalf of the Anglo-Irish Province of the Order of Discalced Carmelites
Date: April 18, 2016

As a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland we recognize and uphold the dignity and rights of all children and are committed to ensuring their safety and well being, and will work in partnership with parents/guardians to do this. We recognize 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, volunteers and any other Church personnel) have a responsibility to safeguard children through promoting their welfare, health and development in a safe and caring environment which supports their best interests and prevents abuse.

Fr Michael McGoldrick, OCD
Provincial

Review of Safeguarding Practice in the The Irish Region of the Anglo Irish Province of the Discalced Carmelite Friars  (OCD) undertaken by The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland

(NBSCCCI)  NBSCCCI Review report >>> here.

Statement of Discalced Carmelites in response to the NBSCCCI audit

Discalced Carmelites - Implementation of Audit Recommendations >>> here

If you have concerns about the safeguarding of children or vulnerable adults regarding a Discalced Carmelite priest or brother please contact:

Designated Liaison Person (DLP) of Discalced Carmelites in Ireland: 

Mr Tom O’Donnell: Tel: 087-2687209 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or 

Deputy Designated Liaison Person (DDLP) for the OCD: 

Fr Vincent O’Hara, OCD: Tel: 087 6755850 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Other Contact Details:

The Safeguarding Coordinator for Training for the OCD is:

Sr Elizabeth Manning RSM: + 353 (0) 87 329 1928 

 

The Provincial of the Anglo-Irish Province is:

Fr Michael McGoldrick, OCD: +353 (0) 874168330

Department of Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland

Derry Gateway Office - Whitehill, 106 Irish Street, Derry, BT47 Tel:  028 7131 4090

http://www.hscni.net/

National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NSBCCCI) 

New House, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

Tel: 01-5053124; Fax: 01-5053026

www.safeguarding.ie

Republic of Ireland:

Tusla Child & Family Agency
Cora Kelly

2nd Floor, Unit 4/5 Nexus Building, Blanchardstown Coroporate Park, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15

Tel: 01-8976888

An Garda Siochána - Ireland Child Sexual Abuse Reporting Line

(Current and historical incidents - Open 24/7 all year round)

1800 555 222</>

National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Harcourt Square, Dublin 2, D02 DH42.

Tel: 01 666 3344

Towards Healing Counselling Support - Freephone 1800 303416

Hearing impaired Text Line Number: 085 - 8022859

Address: PO BOX 5654, Dublin 14

Northern Ireland (Derry)

Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) 

Should you need to report any incident of child abuse contact:

  • The police service on 101, the non-emergency telephone number, where you will be put in contact with a specially trained police officer.

  • In any emergency situation dial 999

Local Social Service Gateway Team

Western HSC Trust - Tel: 028 7131 4090

Towards Healing

Counselling Support - Freephone 0800 0963315