Safeguarding and Protecting Children & Vulnerable Adults
Policy of the Dominican Friars
We in the Irish Dominican Province recognise and uphold and dignity, integrity, and rights of all children. Children and young people, their well-being and welfare, is of paramount importance. We value and encourage the participation of children in all provincial, priory, and parish activities that promote their spiritual, physical and social development. We undertake to do all in our power to create a safe environment where children and young people are protected and cherished. We will endeavour to ensure that adults who work with children and young people follow the best practice guidelines.
To contact the Child Safeguarding Office of the Irish Dominican Province, Ireland:
If you want to discuss Child Protection concerns, contact the designated person
Fr. Vincent Travers OP, or Fr. Tom Monahan OP
Fr. Vincent Travers OP Designated Person: 01-404 8121 (+353-1-404 8121)
Fr. Tom Monahan OP 01-404 8112 (+353-1-404 8112) Address: Child Protection Office St. Mary’s Priory, Tallaght Dublin 24 Ireland Tel: 01-404-8118 (+353-1-404-8118). Mobile: 087-177 9578
Invitation: We invite those who may have been abused and who may have been abused and who have never come forward to do so, so that they can be provided with help and support.
afeguarding of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
Dominican-42-Meet-and-Greet-5The Diocese of Dromore values and encourages the participation of children, young people and vulnerable adults in all Church activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development. We recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of children, young people and vulnerable adults within our faith community and we are committed to their protection and support in a way that promotes their human dignity and integrity as children of God.
We undertake to do all in our power in the Diocese of Dromore to create safe environments for children, young people and vulnerable adults. We acknowledge that all involved in working with children, young people and vulnerable adults have a special duty of care towards them. We undertake to put in place, implement and sustain procedures and adequate resources through which this care is put into effect so that their rights as active participants in the life of the Church are upheld. We will review our policy and procedures on an on-going basis.
Diocese of Dromore
Safeguarding Children and Young People
All Clergy, Eucharist Ministers, Ministers of the Word and Sacristy Team must sign the register in the Sacristy. protect children
There must be at least two vetted adults in the Sacristy if children or young people are present.
No adult, clergy or lay person, should be alone in the sacristy if children or young people are present.
No adult, clergy or lay person, should be alone in the sacristy, choir gallery or other separate location within the Church area with children or young people.
All children and young people must be treated with courtesy, respect and dignity.
All adults must be aware of their duty to prevent child abuse and to report concerns and suspicions.
All adults should be aware of the relevant telephone numbers with regards to reporting concerns and suspicions.
The interests and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults are of the utmost importance. All children, young people and vulnerable adults are to be affirmed as a gift of God: they have a right to dignity of life and bodily integrity which must be respected, nurtured and protected.
Important Telephone Numbers
Fr. Vincent Travers OP
(Designated person for Dominican Church)
01-404 8121 (+353-1-404 8121)
Fr. Tom Monahan OP
01-404 8112 (+353-1-404 8112)
Address: Child Protection Office St. Mary’s Priory Tallaght Dublin 24
Ireland Tel: 01-404-8118 (+353-1-404-8118). Mobile: 087-177 9578
Mrs Patricia Carville
Designated person for Dromore Diocese) 07789917741
NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000
Southern Health & Social Care Trust 0800 783 7745
South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust 0300 1000 300