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Child Protection Policy

Portlaoise Parish – Safeguarding Children

Portlaoise Parish in Association with the Dicoese of Kildare and Leighlin values and encourages the participation of children and young people in all aspects of parish and diocesan life and in activities that enhance their development.

As all involved in working with children and young people have a special duty of care towards them we have procedures and practices in place through which this is care is put into effect.

It is our policy in Portlaoise Parish to work in partnership with all State agencies charged ith the welfare of children and young people.

Please use any of the contacts below if you have a concern about the safety and/or protection of children or young people.

    • HSE, duty social worker; Laois Area (office hours): (057) 869 2567/8
    • Local Garda Station: (057) 862 1105
    • Diocesan Delegate: Joan Treacy 085 8021633
    • Designated Persons, Portlaoise Parish (Pauline Carbery, Declan Kelly): (057) 862 1142

Our diocesan safeguarding ‘policy and procedures’ document includes a set of forms for activities, recruitment/staff and reporting. All available for download.

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Forms

Our diocesan safeguarding ‘policy and procedures’ document includes a set of forms for activities, recruitment/staff and reporting.

Apart from the GARDA VETTING FORM and the HSE REPORTING FORM, all the forms can be downloaded and amended as required to enter the specific parish contact information etc.

The HSE REPORTING FORM here is only intended as a sample. When making a report to the HSE you need to use the form available from your local HSE Child Social Workers.

Click on the links below to download the following forms in Word or PDF format.

Forms A – Activity

Form A1: Activity/Project InformationWord Format-Pdf Format

Form A2: Parental Consent FormWord Format- Pdf Format

Form A3: Altar Servers Application Form - Word FormatPdf Format

Form A4: Incident/Accident Report Form- Word FormatPdf Format

Forms B – Recruitment/Staff

Form B1: Staff/Volunteer Declaration Form - Word FormatPdf Format

Form B2: Garda Vetting Form

(hard copy available from Bishop’s House, Carlow)

Forms C – Reporting

Form C1: Child Protection Recording Form - Pdf Format

Form C2 Sample of HSE Reporting Form

(contact your HSE Social Work Department for hard copy of official form)

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