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Safeguarding Children

Download the Safeguarding Children Policy Booklet 2015


The Oblates of Mary Immaculate are committed to creating a safe environment for all. We want children, young people and vulnerable adults to feel included and valued, their participation is to be encouraged by all Oblates in their pastoral ministry and in activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development.

The Oblates recognize the dignity and rights of all children and vulnerable adults and are committed to their support and safeguarding.

The Oblates undertake to ensure a safe environment for children and young people and to ensure their protection from all forms of abuse through best practice;

Best practice in ensuring the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults, protecting their rights and promoting their welfare. Minimizing risks in order to safeguard the interests of children, young people and Vulnerable Adults.

Ensuring that all Oblates, and their paid employees and volunteers, are carefully recruited, selected, trained, supported and supervised. Ensuring that all Oblates, their paid employees and volunteers are aware of, trained in and work to the Code of Behavior for safe working. Supporting all victims of abuse.

Reporting any concerns to the relevant statutory agencies and working closely with them to ensure that all allegations of abuse are responded to promptly.


Contact Details Designated Persons;

Republic of Ireland: Suzanne Phelan 
tel: 085 1146391 

Britain: Pauline Butterfield 
tel: 07947 358468 

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