Raphoe Safeguarding Children Office

Contact Details: Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cathedral Square, Letterkenny, Co Donegal

Tel: 074 912 5669 Email: raphoesafeguarding@gmail.com

Policy Statement

The Diocese of Raphoe recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children, is committed to ensuring their safety and well-being, and will work in partnership with parents/guardians to do this. The Diocese recognises each child as a gift from God, and values and encourages the participation of all children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.

All diocesan personnel (including clergy, religious, staff and volunteers) have a responsibility to safeguard children through promoting their welfare, health, development in a safe and caring environment that supports their best interests and prevents abuse.

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Safeguarding Children Policy and Standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland
Safeguarding Adults who may be at Risk
Child Safeguarding Statement Diocese of Raphoe - Children First 2015 Act
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Child Protection and Welfare Report Form
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Retrospective Abuse Report Form
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Safeguarding Policy Statement - English
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Safeguarding Policy Statement - Gaeilge
Safeguarding Policy Statement - Polish
Anti-Bullying Policy
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Whistle Blowing Policy
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Annual Report for 2017 and 2018
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Annual Report for 2015 - 2016
Annual Report for 2014
Children's Liturgy Poster
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Children's Choir Poster
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Altar Servers' Poster
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Diocesan Delegated Person: Margaret Northage 086 218 3011

Raphoe Safeguarding Services, Safeguarding Office, Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Tel: 074 912 5669

If you or anyone you know requires support or pastoral care in relation to a child protection of child abuse issue in connection with Church personnel, please contact the following Pastoral Care Persons:

Mrs Moya Campbell, Drumnaherk, Mountcharles, Co Donegal. Tel: 074 973 5309

Mr Jim McGlynn, New Line Road, Letterkenny, Co Doneal. Tel: 074 912 9929

If you or anyone you know has a child protection concern or wishes to report an allegation directly to the statutory authorities please contact the Local HSE and ask to speak to the Duty Social Worker or you may contact An Garda Síochána at one of the numbers listed below.

Tusla (Donegal) Letterkenny: 074 912 3672 / 074 912 3770, Donegal Town: 074 972 3540, Buncrana: 074 932 0420

GARDA SÍOCHÁNA : Gardaí National Protective Services Bureau: 01 666 3430 or 01 666 3435.

In an emergency, please contact:

“TOWARDS HEALING” A Counselling and Support Service for survivors of abuse by clergy. Helpline can be called on Freefone 1800 303 416. www.towardshealing.ie

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