Policy Statement

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 you have concern about abuse by a Sister of St. John of God, please contact either the Gardai (Wexford 053 912 7142) or Tusla – Child and Family Agency (Kilkenny 056 778 4713) or our designated Liaison Person – Sr. Mary Kavanagh 086 337 6580 or the National Office for Safeguarding Children 01 505 3124.