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Child Protection Policy Statement
Child Protection in the 
Parish of St. Anne, Shankill

Updated January 2022

St. Anne’s Parish follow the policy set out by the Dublin Diocese –

Child Safeguarding in the Archdiocese of Dublin:

Statement, Reporting Procedures and Good Practice Guidelines, 2018

St. Anne’s Parish, Shankill Policy Statement

 We in the Parish of St. Anne’s, Shankill, value and encourage the participation of children and young people in all parish activities that

enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development.

We recognise the dignity and rights of all children and are committed to ensuring their protection and support.

            In keeping with this we will work to do all in our power to create safe environments for children and young people in order to secure their protection and enable their full participation in the life of the Church.

Child Safeguarding Policy Statement

The Archdiocese of Dublin recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children, is committed to ensuring their safety and wellbeing and will work in partnership with parents/guardians to do this. The Archdiocese recognises each child as a gift from God, and values and encourages the participation of children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.

All diocesan 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.

Your Parish Safeguarding Representatives are Jackie Williams and Maria Moore. Both are contactable through the parish office.

If you have a concern about child abuse, please contact:
Diocesan Child Safeguarding & Protection Service (CSPS) Child Protection Officer.
Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe College, Dublin 3.
Tel. 01-8360314. (Mon-Fri: 09.00-17.00)
Designated Liaison Person:Mr. Andrew Fagan, Director
Deputy Designated Liaison Person: Ms. Deirdre Donnelly


You may also contact: 

Tusla Office: 01-7718500

or Shankill Garda Station: 01-6665900