Child Safeguarding Policy
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.
If anyone 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. Liz Smyth OP, 5 Westfield Rd, Dublin 6WCD93
Tel: 01 – 4055570 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or
Deputy Designated Person Sr. Miriam Weir OP, Tel: 01-8299703
This applies in particular to a concern or allegation in relation to any Dominican Sister.
Other Phone Numbers
Garda – Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Investigation Unit, National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Garda Headquarters, Harcourt Square, Dublin 2. Tel: 01- 6663430
PSNI – Child Abuse Investigation Unit, 48 Queen St, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh.
Tel: 046 66321562
Health services– National Office: Tusla – Child and Family Agency, Floors 2-5, Brunel Building, Heuston South Quarter, Dublin 8. Tel: 01- 7718500, Email: email@example.com