Safeguarding Policy Statement in the Diocese of Derry
As a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland, we recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children, are committted to ensuring their safety and well-being, and will work in partnership with parents/guardians to do this.
We recognise each child as a gift from God, and we value and encourage the participation of children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.
All Church 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.
Mrs Paula Cunningham
Safeguarding Office, Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 164 Bishop Street , Derry
tel :- 02871 362475
Kathleen Bradley ( chair), Nicki Fallon, Angela McIntyre, , Pat Armstrong, Very Rev John McDevitt, Mrs Frances Hawkins, Mrs Oonagh Robinson, Dr Anne Doherty, Mr Charlie O'Donnell, Mr Leo McCloskey.
Designated Liaison Person :
Noel O'Donnell (0044) 7596500793
Dep. Designated Liaison Person:
Celine McKenna (0044) 7707311358