Child Protection

This is the Child Protection Policy of St John the Baptist Parish, Clontarf Road, Dublin 3.  It has been devised in accordance with the guidelines of the Dublin Archdiocese and current best practice.

The Archdiocese of Dublin 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 Archdiocese recognises each child as a gift from God , and values and encourages the participation of 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 and development in a safe and caring environment that supports their best interests and prevents abuse.

Contact Details:

Dublin Diocesan Designated Liaison Person:        Andrew Fagan, 01 8360314

Deputy Designated Liaison Person and Child Protection Officer:        Julie McCullough,  01 8360314

TUSLA Office:     018566856

Clontarf Garda Station:   016664800

Parish Child Safeguarding and Protection Representatives:    Katherine and Monica,  Contactable via the Parish Office, 018334606

Towards Healing:   1800303416

Childline:      1800666666

Victim Support Co-Ordinator:   018360314