Safeguarding - Carmelite Monastery - Knock, Tranquilla
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Child Safeguarding Policy Statement


As a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland, we, the Carmelite Monastery, Knock, recognize and uphold the dignity and rights of all children, are committed to ensuring their safety and well-being, and will work in partnership with parents/guardians to do this. We recognize each child as a gift from God, and we value and encourage the participation of children in all activities that enhance their physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual and social development.


We are committed to safeguard children through promoting their welfare, health and development in a safe and caring environment that supports their best interests and prevents abuse.


Contact Details of Designated Liaison Person, (DLP) and Statutory Authorities:


DLP: Sr. Catherine, Carmelite Monastery, Knock, Claremorris, Co. Mayo. F12 AH64

An Gárda Síochána:
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Unit:
1800 555 222


Child Protection Service:


Archdiocese of Tuam:
Fr. John O’Boyle – Designated Person
093 24166/52284 (ext. 2)

Mrs. Mary Trench – Assistant Designated Person: 087 9315823


John Smyth – Service Director,
074 9197114

Duty Officer – Swinford, Co. Mayo: 094 9050133


Other useful contacts:


National Board for Safeguarding Children:

National Safeguarding Children Office: 01 5053124

National Safeguarding Children Director, Teresa Devlin: 01 5053018


Knock Counselling Service: 094 9388100


Towards Healing: 1800 303416