The Designated Liason Person for Safeguarding in the Diocese of Kerry can be contactred at 087 6362780.
We, in St. John's Parish, Tralee, endorse the Kerry Diocesan Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures 2019.
We are fully committed to safeguarding the children and young people with whom we work. We recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children and young people. We are committed to their protection and support in a way that promotes their human dignity and integrity as children of God.
We acknowledge that all who work with children and young people in the Church have a special duty of care towards them. We recognize the dignity and rights of every child/young person and are committed to ensuring their safety and well-being. In keeping with this we undertake to do all in our power to create safe environments for children/young people. We are committed to putting procedures in place through which this care is put into effect so that the rights of children/young people to safely and actively participate in the life of the Church are upheld. The Diocese of Kerry acknowledges that the welfare of the child will always be paramount.
These guiding principles inform this policy. The policy has been written to ensure that St John's Parish, Tralee, takes every possible measure to prevent child abuse. It aims to ensure that none of its personnel or volunteers engages in behaviour that could allow abuse to occur or actions that could be misinterpreted by children, their families or other adults as constituting or leading to abuse.
This Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures document should be read in conjunction with the Kerry Diocesan Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures 2016. All people, paid or voluntary, who have contact with children/young people through their ministry in St John's Parish, Tralee, are obliged to sign-up and adhere to the St. John's Parish, Tralee Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures 2014 (Form 5)
Kerry Diocesan Policy Statement: click here for full details.