Raphoe Safeguarding Children Office
Contact Details: Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cathedral Square, Letterkenny, Co Donegal
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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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.
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