KILBEGGAN PARISH

SAFE GUARDING POLICY AND INFORMATION FOR PARISH AND DIOCESE

Most Reverend Dr Tom Deenihan
Bishop of Meath
Dublin Road
Mullingar
County Westmeath N91 DW32
Caring for our Children
Kilbeggan Child-Protection
Policy and Procedures

To see the Diocese of Meath Safeguarding Policy and to get the Newsletter go to

https://dioceseofmeath.ie/safeguarding.ie

Diocesan Designated Liaison Person
The role of Designated Liasion Person in the Diocese of Meath is carried out by Mrs Marie O’Sullivan. Her task is described in the National Guidelines as follows:

To promote safeguarding by:

• Hearing child safeguarding concerns;

• Passing on child safeguarding concerns to the statutory authorities;

• Managing cases and all associated documents;

• Liaising with the support person, advisor and the Bishop;

• Passing on child safeguarding concerns to the NBSCCCI;

• Conducting internal inquiries;

• Contributing to upholding the seven standards in practice and behaviour;

• Completing an annual report regarding compliance with Standards 2, 3 and 4 for the Bishop;

• Monitoring respondents or, with the Bishop, appointing a suitable person to carry out this role.

Mrs Marie O’Sullivan can be contacted at 083 317 5742
or by email: dlp@dioceseofmeath.ie

The Parish Liaison Persons are:

Mrs. Anne Corcoran Tonyphort, Kilbeggan. 0628496086

Mr. Joe Henson, Rahugh, Kilbeggan 087 2407318

From the date of commencement of the legislation on 27 April 2016, it is a criminal offence to allow anyone to engage in work with children or vulnerable adults, without having them vetted first.

The law sets out circumstances that require vetting, defined as:

Any work or activity which is carried out by a person, a necessary and regular part of which consists mainly of the person having access to, or contact with, children.

For further information, email gardavetting@dioceseofmeath.ie

Last Updated 15th October 2019.

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