Raphoe Safeguarding Children Office
Contact Details: Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cathedral Square, Letterkenny, Co Doengal
The Diocese of Raphoe recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children and young people and is committed to their protection and support in a way that promotes their human dignity and integrity as children of God.
The Diocese values and encourages the participation of children and young people in parish liturgies and in activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development.
In keeping with this, we in the Diocese undertake to do all in our power to create safe environments for children and young people so as to ensure their protection from physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
The Diocese has comitted itself to putting procedures in place to ensure the welfare and protection of children and young people, together with the welfare of those who work with them. All church personnel must comply with these procedures. We recognise that the management and appropiate handling of child protection and welfare is a skilled and delicate task which requires knowledge, expertise and sensitivity and we are committed to a coordinated and inter-agency approach to ensuring that the welfare of the child is paramount in all we do.
Diocesan Delegated Persons:
Mr. Paddy Mc Daid 086 2183022
Mrs Kathleen Gallagher 086 2183011
Contact Details: Raphoe Safeguarding Services, Safeguarding Office, Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Tel: 074-9125669
If you or anyone you know requires support or pastoral care in relation to a child protection of child abuse issue in connection with Church personnel, please contact the following Pastoral Care Persons:
Mrs Moya Campbell, Drumnaherk, Mountcharles, Co Donegal. Tel: 074-9735309
Mr Jim McGlynn, New Line Road, Letterkenny, Co Doneal. Tel: 074-9129929
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 Local HSE and ask to speak to the Duty Social Worker or you may contact An Garda Síochána at one of the numbers listed below.
Tusla (Donegal) Letterkenny ~ 074-9123672/074-9123770, Donegal Town ~ 074-9723540 Buncrana ~ 074-9320420
GARDA SÍOCHÁNA Letterkenny ~ 074-9167100, Ballyshannon ~ 071-9858530, Glenties ~ 074-9551080, Milford ~ 074-9153060
"TOWARDS HEALING” A Counselling and Support Service for survivors of abuse by clergy. Helpline can be called on Freefone 1800 - 303 416. www.towardshealing.ie