Policy Statement of the Redemptorists in Ireland

Safeguarding


All Redemptorists, as well as their co‐workers and volunteers, value and encourage the participation of children and young people in their pastoral ministry and in activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development. They recognise the dignity and rights of all children and are committed to their support and safeguarding. All Redemptorists, as well as their co‐workers and volunteers, undertake to do all in their power to create a safe environment for children and young people and to ensure their protection from neglect and from physical, sexual and emotional abuse.


Our Commitment

The Redemptorists are committed to:

Best practice in ensuring the safeguarding of children and young people, protecting their rights and promoting their welfare.

Minimising risks in order to safeguard the interests of children and young people.

Ensuring that all Redemptorists, and their paid employees and volunteers, are carefully recruited, selected, trained, supported and supervised.

Ensuring that all Redemptorists, their paid employees and volunteers are aware of, trained in and work to the Code of Behaviour for Children.

Supporting all victims of abuse.

Working closely with statutory authorities to ensure that all allegations of abuse are dealt with justly and promptly.


Clonard Safeguarding Committee

The Clonard Safeguarding Committee meets regularly throughout the year to monitor and review the implementation of policies and procedures, in line with best practice. It is chaired by Brendan Dineen who is also an accredited trainer for the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church. The members of the Committee are:

Brendan Dineen (Chair)

Bobbie Leigh Herdman

Harry Murphy

Claire Deane

Grainne Mitchell

Fr. Noel Kehoe (Rector)


Reporting a Concern

If you have any concerns about the welfare of children or young people, please contact our Local Representative or Designated Officer:


Clonard Safeguarding Representative

Brendan Dineen

Tel: 028 90 445 960

Email: youthministry@clonard.com


Provincial Designated Officer

Mr Phil Mortell

Tel: 061 327 184

Email: childsafeguarding@redemptorists.ie


Policy Documents

Safeguarding Handbook

http://issuu.com/redemptoristsireland/docs/safeguarding_handbook_final_9968602326df71?e=0/9846713


Safeguarding Leaflet

http://issuu.com/redemptoristsireland/docs/red_safe_guarding?e=0/13278895