Child Safeguarding Policy
Everyone in the Congregation of Dominican Sisters, Cabra has an obligation to ensure that the fundamental rights of children are respected.
Each child shall be cherished and affirmed as a gift from God with an inherent right to dignity of life and bodily integrity which shall be respected, nurtured and protected by all.
The Congregation Safeguarding Policy has been written to ensure that all members of the Congregation, their co-workers and volunteers take every possible measure to prevent abuse. It aims to ensure that none of its personnel or volunteers engages in behaviour that could allow abuse to occur or actions that could be misinterpreted by children, their families or other adults as constituting, or leading to abuse. We are committed to the seven standards recommended by best practice which represent the expected level of performance that all Dominican Sisters, including all employees and volunteers who work with us, should reach:
If anyone has a child protection concern or wishes to report an allegation directly to the statutory authorities please contact the local Garda Station or the local Health Service Executive.
The Congregation ensures that judgement is not made on the person making the complaint. Complaints or concerns in relation to an allegation will be passed on to the relevant authorities. The Congregation cannot guarantee confidentiality to complainants alleging child abuse as the information it receives must be passed on to the relevant civil and religious authorities for investigation. This includes any details of the person making the allegation.
Any person who has a child protection concern or wishes to report an allegation of child abuse directly to the Dominican Sisters, please contact the
Designated Person Sr Edel Murphy O.P
5 Westfield Rd
This applies in particular to a concern or allegation in relation to any Dominican Sister.