Safeguarding Children

Holy Redeemer parish is currently implementing all Diocesan guidelines for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults.
Our safeguarding Children policy and guidelines are those for the Archdiocese of Armagh, and may be viewed by clicking here.

The parish of Holy Redeemer, Dundalk values and encourages the participation of children and young people in all parish activities that will help their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development.

The parish recognise and upholds the dignity and rights of all children and is committed to ensuring their safety and well being at all times.

The parish recognises that all involved in working with children have a special duty of care towards them.

There are procedures and a code of conduct in place to implement this policy statement.

We are also committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.

Sharon Duffy is Holy Redeemer's Safeguarding Represenatative; you can contact Sharon at the parochial house on 042-9334259

The Archdiocese of Armagh is committed to good practice in the Church's ministry. Any person seeking the pastoral support of the Archdiocese with regard to a safeguarding issue may do so through their local clergy, or directly with the Armagh diocesan Safeguarding Office . The Archbishop has appointed two diocesan designated Officers who can be contacted with regard to any safeguarding concerns.

The contact numbers are

Mr. Aidan Gordon Tel - (048) 37525592 Mobile 0044 78 4110 1687
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Mrs Eleanor Kelly 048 37535592 mobile 0044 75843231238
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For Your Information:

CONTACT DETAILS

Diocesan Safeguarding Office (NI) 028 3752 5592

Cathedral Road, Armagh BT61 7QY (ROI) 048 3752 5592

Diocesan Designated Officers for Safeguarding (NI) 07841101687

Mr. Aidan Gordon (048) 37525592

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Eleanor Kelly (NI) 07584323138

(ROI) 0044 7584323138

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National Board for Safeguarding Children for the (ROI) 01 505 3018

Catholic Church in Ireland (CEO Ian Elliott) (UK) 00353 15053018

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PSNI 0845 600 8000

An Garda Síochána Dundalk: Tel: 042 93 35 577

Drogheda: Tel: 041 98 38 777

Ardee: Tel: 041 68 53 222

Southern Health and Social Services (Northern Ireland) 0800 783 7745

Health Service Executive (Republic of Ireland) 042 939 2200

NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000

CHILDLINE 0800 11 11

ISPCC 016767960

CHILDLINE 1800666666

NEXUS Institute 028 90326803

Towards Healing Freephone: 0800 0963315 (NI) 1800 303416 (ROI)


Statement by Cardinal Seán Brady,
Archbishop of Armagh and primate of All Ireland,
in response to the publication of the  Report of the Commission of Investigation into the sexual abuse of children by priests in the Archdiocese of Dublin.

I am shocked and ashamed by the abuse of children described in the Report of the Commission of Investigation into the sexual abuse of children by priests in the Archdiocese of Dublin, published today.
I want to apologise to all those who have been hurt and their families.
I also want to apologise to all the people of Ireland that this abuse was covered up and that the reputation of the Church was put before the safety and well-being of children. I am deeply sorry and I am ashamed.
I also want to reassure everyone that the Church’s policy of Child Safeguarding in Ireland today puts the welfare of the child as the paramount concern. That policy is also based on the practice of full cooperation with the Statutory authorities and ongoing monitoring of the implementation of best practice in Dioceses by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland.
No one is above the law in this country. Every Catholic should comply fully with their obligations to the civil law and cooperate with the Gardai in the reporting and investigation of any crime.’

ENDS


Further information:
Martin Long, Director of Communications 086 172 7678