Protecting the Vulnerable

 

Policy applicable to all web sites belonging to The Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus

Safe Browsing Environment and Expectation of Privacy
The Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus welcome your visit to their web sites and want you to know that they are committed to providing visitors a safe browsing environment that respects their privacy.

Safety of Children

We are particularly concerned with the safety of children who may access our sites.  We do not collect any personal information from children and remind parents that they have the primary obligation to ensure that their children’s use of the internet is well supervised.

Please read the full policy here.




PROTECTING THE VULNERABLE - POLICIES, etc.

IRELAND

IRELAND - Child Safeguarding Policy

Inspired by Gospel values, we Faithful Companions of Jesus in Ireland strive to live with integrity, respecting the dignity and the rights of each person, particularly those of children and vulnerable adults. We wish to honour the well-established right of all children and vulnerable adults to be respected, nurtured and protected.

Strong in companionship with Jesus and with each other
we work together in the service of the Church
to build the body of Christ. FCJ Constitutions

In 2016 the Sisters Faithful Companions of Jesus in Ireland committed to the:

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN: POLICY AND STANDARDS FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN IRELAND 2016

(View the Policy & Standards here.) The FCJ Sisters are also following the Procedures / Guidance of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCC) insofar as it applies to us.

As a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland, we recognise 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 or guardians to do this. We recognise each child as a gift from God, and we value and encourage the participation of children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.

All Church 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.

We, Faithful Companions of Jesus in Ireland, wish to reassure all that we are committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and will work with the NBSCCCI to ensure that this commitment will continue to be a priority for us. We apologise sincerely to any person who may have been harmed by a member of our Congregation.


In the event that anyone has protection concerns
or wishes to report an allegation of abuse,
the Designated Liaison Persons are:

Sr. Eileen Foley fcJ
311 Hawthorns Road
Wedgewood, Sandyford Road
Dublin 16, IRELAND D16 E3X2
 
086 8626753
Sr. Maria Dunne fcJ
Maryville Residence FCJ
Laurel Hill, South Circular Road
Limerick, IRELAND V94 A7PD
  
087 6212458

You may also wish to contact the Gardaí, Tusla or one of the following Agencies:

Gardaí Headquarters,
    Harcourt Square, Dublin 2
01 6663430
Gardaí, Wexford 053 9165297
Gardaí, Henry St, Limerick 061 212400
Child Protection Service
Mid West, Limerick 061 482 792

061 482 792
Tusla 8976888
8976891
Towards Healing 800 303416
One in Four  6624070
Rape Crisis Centre 800778888
National Counselling Helpline 100 670700
Towards Peace 5053028

In 2014, The Sisters Faithful Companions of Jesus in Ireland invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) to conduct a review of their FCJ safeguarding policies and procedures. We acknowledge the work that was done by the NBSCCCI in conducting this review. We welcomed the report of the review and its findings and have accepted and implemented the recommendation made in the report.