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CHILD PROTECTION AND SAFEGUARDING POLICY 2016


The below Policy applies to the Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa internationally, with the exception of Ireland and is to be customised to meet the legislative requirements of the Country in which we are located and the requirements of relevant local Legislation and local Churches.  Wherever we are we maintain the highest possible standards of Safeguarding Children.  As our Generalate is located in Ireland, Safeguarding Children Policy and Standards 2016 (NBSCCCI) forms the basis of our International Safeguarding Policy.   
         

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     FMSA IN IRELAND

The Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa are committed to implementing Safeguarding Children Policy and Standards 2016 (NBSCCCI).  We do not have ministries with children in Ireland.


Child Safeguarding Policy Statement of the Constituent Members of the Catholic Church in Ireland

As a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland, we recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children, are committed 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.

To view Policy  Click here>>>                 

For the procedures to implement the child safeguarding policy, the Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa follow the guidance of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland available here www.safeguarding.ie/index.php/guidance

                    

Details of Personnel to Contact if you are Concerned about the Welfare and Safety of Children      

Designated Officer (Designated Liaison Person) for FMSA in Ireland
Sr. Avril Reynolds, FMSA
34 Gilford Road
Sandymount
Dublin 4
Phone: 01-2691923
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GARDA SIOCHANA

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Investigation Unit,
Tel. Tel. 01-6683430

CHILD PROTECTION SERVICE:

Tusla - Child and Family Agency
Tel. 01-7718500

To view Contact  details for relevant statutory authorities for reporting allegations of abuse across Ireland -Click here>>>  

Other useful contact information:

Towards Healing: (a Catholic Church response to clerical/religious abuse)

free and confidential counselling referral service:
Phone: 1800 303416 (RoI) and 0800 0963315 (NI and UK)
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Website: http://www.towardshealing.ie/

The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland:
Phone: + 353 (0) 1 505 3026
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Wesbite: http://www.safeguarding.ie/

Towards Peace: (a Spiritual Suppport Service)
Phone: + 353 (0)1 5053028
Mobile: + 353 (0)86 7710533Mon – Thurs: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm and  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
An answerphone service is available outside these hours
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Website:  http://www.towardspeace.ie/

 


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To read In God's Image, the Child Safeguarding Policy for the Church in Scotland, please click on the below link.

https://www.bcos.org.uk/Portals/0/In%20Gods%20Image%20WEB.pdf 

 

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For information, policy and procedures for Protecting Children in the Archdiocese of Boston, please link to the website of the Secretariat: Protecting Children, Archdiocese of Boston, USA:

http://www.bostoncatholic.org/Offices-And-Services/Office-Detail.aspx?id=460