The Parish Child Protection Policy

Safeguarding Children Parish Representatives

Naas: Geraldine Faherty and Adrian King
Sallins: Keith Murphy
Two Mile House: Mary Valentine, Paula Clancy and Suzanne Powell.
They can be contacted through the Parish Office, Sallins Road, Naas. Phone 045 879730.
Diocesan Designated Liaison Person: Ms Joan Treacy, C/o Bishop’s House, Dublin Rd, Carlow. 085 802 1633

Safeguarding Children Policy

The PARISHES OF NAAS, SALLINS and TWO MILE HOUSE value and encourage the participation of children and young people in parish liturgies and activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, social and intellectual development, and will work in a partnership way with parents at all times.

The Gospel of Christ invites us to cherish and affirm each child as a gift from God with an inherent right to dignity of life and bodily integrity which shall be respected, nurtured and protected by all. Everyone in the Church has an obligation to ensure that the fundamental rights of children are respected.

In keeping with this, we undertake to do all in our power to create safe environments where the welfare of children and young people is paramount. This duty of care extends to all the many and varied ways that children share in the life of the Church in our parish and diocese.

Partnership with Civil Authorities

Our Parish is committed to working in partnership with the civil authorities to ensure that all aspects of child welfare are managed justly and promptly. We will adhere to statutory policy, notably ‘Children First’: National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children (1999). All child protection concerns shall be reported to the civil authorities without delay.

Procedures

The diocese of Kildare and Leighlin is committed to following best practice as specified by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCC). Our diocesan child protection procedures are set out in our publication – ‘Kildare & Leighlin Diocese: Safeguarding Children Policy & Procedures’ (AUG. 2009).

As required of all church personnel in this diocese, we will adhere to ‘Kildare & Leighlin Diocese: Safeguarding Children Policy & Procedures’ (AUG. 2009).

Signed: Liam Morgan  P.P.

Click here – Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN Policy and Procedures