The Church of Ireland accepts and recognises its responsibilities to develop awareness of the issues which cause young people harm and to establish and maintain a safe environment for them. As a parish we are committed to reviewing our policy, procedure and practice at regular intervals.
Safeguarding Trust: the Church of Ireland Code of Good Practice for Ministry with Young People was first published in 1997. A copy of the code can be found by clicking here.
In Dalkey Parish, our Vestry has also developed policies to address various topics as part of the local implementation of the Church of Ireland Safeguarding Policy. These policies include:
Complaints & Grievances Procedure
Reporting a concern:
Should you have a concern, suspicion or allegation regarding child welfare in the area of ministry to children in this Parish please report directly to an appropriate person* and contact a member of the parish panel, listed below, who may also report directly to an appropriate person if the matter is within the panel’s remit.
*appropriate person means an appropriate person as defined in the Protection for Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act 1998 - a designated officer of the HSE (normally the duty social worker) or a member of An Garda Síochána.
The duty social worker or the childcare manager in the HSE Child and Family Services area are designated officers.
The duty social worker or childcare manager may be contacted at the local HSE Child and Family Services offices (local health office).
Social Work Department, Our Lady’s Clinic, Patrick’s St., Dun Laoire, Co. Dublin. Telephone 01-6637300
Parish Safeguarding Trust Panel
Rev. Bruce Hayes