Child Protection Policy
St. Fergal’s Parish
We in the parish of St. Fergal’s Ballywaltrim, value and encourage the participation of children and young people in parish liturgies and in activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development. We recognize the dignity and rights of all children and young people and are committed to their protection and support.
In keeping with this we will work to do all in our power to create safe environments for children and young people in order to secure their protection and enable their full participation in the life of the Church.
Designated Person for the Dublin Diocese
Director of the Child Safeguarding and Protection Service of the Archdiocese of Dublin
Andrew Fagan 01-8360314
Deputy Designated Person
Sinead McDonnell, Child Protection Officer 01-8360314
Health Services Executive Duty Social Worker
Bray Health Centre 01-2744100
Bray Garda Siochana 01-6665300
Parish Child Protection Representative:
Ray Farrell 086-3442299
MESSAGE FROM ARCHBISHOP MARTIN
The Report of the Audit of Child Safeguarding in the Archdiocese of Dublin carried out by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland was released during this week.
The Report warmly commended the diocese and our parishes for the “rational, comprehensive and integrated child safeguarding system it has developed”. Special mention was made to the training programmes for parishes.
I would like to take this occasion to express my sincere thanks to all those in our parishes and communities – priests and lay people alike – who have dedicated their time and energies over these years to making the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Dublin the safe place for children that it has become.
I ask your prayers for victims and survivors and I ask God’s continued blessing on our work in the area of the protection of children.