The Diocese of Cloyne Child Protection Diocesan Policy Statement
The Diocese of Cloyne recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children and young people and is committed to ensuring their safety and well being. The Diocese values and encourages the participation of children and young people in all parish liturgies and in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.
Above all, the Diocese recognises the need to protect children and young people and aims to do this in a way that promotes their human dignity, integrity and worth as children of God.
The Diocese recognises that, while child protection is primarily the responsibility of Parents, it is indeed everyone’s responsibility. In particular, all involved in working with children and young people have a special duty of care towards them. The Diocese has committed itself to putting procedures in place through which this care is put into effect.
In keeping with this, we will work to do all in our power to create a safe environment for children and young people in order to secure their protection and enable their full participation in the life of the Church.
Child Safeguarding Services Contact Details
Diocesan Designated Officer: Phone Number: 086 0368999
Safeguarding Children Cloyne website: www.safeguardingchildrencloyne.ie
If you, or anyone you know, has a child protection concern, or wishes to report an allegation of child abuse directly to Church Authorities, please contact the Diocesan Designated Officer. Phone Number: 086 0368999
If you, or anyone you know, has a child protection concern or, wishes to report an allegation directly to the Statutory Authorities, please contact the Garda or the Local HSE and ask to speak to the Duty Social Worker.
• Mallow / Fermoy: (022) 54100
• Cobh / Midleton / Macroom: (021) 4927000
Fermoy Garda Station: (025) 82100
Castlelyons Parish Child Protection Delegates: Oliver Beausang, Michael Barrett