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Safeguarding


We must think the Almighty permits everything for the best.

Safeguarding
Children Policy / Presentation Sisters Union South West Ireland

The Irish Provinces of the Presentation Sisters have adopted the Safeguarding Children Policy and Standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland 2016 Document as its Policy Document.  All Presentation personnel – sisters, employees, and volunteers are required to comply with the policy, procedures and standards as outlined in this document.

The policy of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland can be accessed at www.safeguarding.ie. On the home page, click on Policy and Guidance and follow the directions to view the policy and access the guidance.

See: Child Safeguarding Statement – Presentation Sisters South West Province Ireland.

For details of Personnel to Contact if you are concerned about the Welfare and Safety of Children –  see Page 8 – Child Safeguarding Policy Statement Contact Information.

Review of Child Safeguarding Practice August 2020 –  see Review Report Presentation Sisters SW Province

The Safeguarding Roles
in the South West Province of the Presentation Union are:

A Designated Liaison Person (DLP), a qualified teacher and Counsellor, who promotes 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 Provincial Authority
  • Passing on all child safeguarding concerns to the NBSCCCI
  • Conducting internal inquiries
  • Contributing to upholding the seven standards in practice and behaviour
  • Monitoring respondents

Support Person, a Post Primary teacher who is a qualified Guidance Counsellor and school Chaplain, who promotes safeguarding by:

  • Keeping the complainant informed of the process of the case;
  • Helping direct the complainant to counselling and support;
  • Recording any meetings or contact they have with the complainant, and reporting to the DLP as appropriate;
  • Upholding the seven standards in practice and behaviour.

Advisor, who is a Qualified Primary teacher and whose role is to promote safeguarding by:

  • Keeping the respondent informed of the process of the case;
  • Helping direct the respondent to counselling and support;
  • Recording any meetings or contact they have with the respondent, and reporting to the DLP as appropriate.
  • Upholding the seven standards in practice and behaviour.

Safeguarding Committee which, includes 2 lay persons, promotes safeguarding by:

  • Developing a three-year child safeguarding plan, including the establishment of the local child safeguarding policy and procedures;
  • Coordinating training related to child safeguarding;
  • Ensuring the annual audit, including the correlation of records for training-related activities.
  • Upholding the seven standards in practice and behaviour.

The policy of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland can be accessed at www.safeguarding.ie. On the home page, click on Policy and Guidance and follow the directions to view the policy and access the guidance.