Disciples of the Divine Master (PDDM)
Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures
The Disciples of the Divine Master (PDDM), Delegation Ireland, is committed to and endorses the National Safeguarding Children Policy and Standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland 2018. Click here for document.
The Irish Delegation of the Disciples of the Divine Master is committed to promoting the safety, welfare and safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and takes all allegations, suspicions and disclosures of abuse very seriously.
Children have the right to be listened to and heard, and in particular they have the right to a prompt and effective response to allegations of abuse and suspicions about their safety and welfare. Our policy is to report these allegations and suspicions to the appropriate authorities using reporting procedures that meet all national legal requirements.
The Designated Safeguarding Officer for the Disciples of the Divine Master in Ireland is:
Sr. M. Louise O’ Rourke, pddm
Divine Master Convent,
White’s Cross, Blackrock,
Each house or centre has a Local Safeguarding Representative. Useful contact details are provided below including the contact details for the Provincial and the Local Safeguarding Representatives as follows:
|Delegation Superior||Sr. M. Brid Geraghty, pddm||Divine Master Convent,
White’s Cross, Blackrock,Co. Dublin
|Local Safeguarding Representative||Sr. M. Louise O’ Rourke, pddm||Divine Master Convent,
White’s Cross, Blackrock,
|Local Safeguarding Representative||Sr. M. Kathryn Williams, pddm||Divine Master Convent,
8 Castle Street,
Useful Child Safeguarding Contacts
The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church
New House, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Tel: (01) 5053124, (01) 5053124.
An Garda Siochana
Sexual Crime Management Unit
Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Investigation Unit
National Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Harcourt Square, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 6663474, (01) 6663474/75/45/38
Dublin Child Protection Social Work Services
Dublin South East Child Protection Services Vergemount Hall, Clonskeagh, Dublin 6
Tel: (01) 268 0320 (01) 268 0320 Office Hours 9.00am to 1pm and 2.15-5pm
Outside office hours all child protection concerns should be referred to the Gardaí
The HSE operates an out-of hours Crisis Intervention Service in the Dublin area, which can be accessed by emergency services like Hospitals and the Garda Siochana outside of office hours.
Crisis Intervention Service
Tel (01) 838 7122 (01) 838 7122
Roscommon Child Protection Social Work Services
Social Work Team, Abbeytown House, Abbey Street, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon
Tel: (090) 662 6732
Social Work Team
Roscommon PCCC, Lanesboro’Road
Roscommon, Co. Roscommon (Roscommon Area)
Tel: (090) 663 7528, (090) 663 7529
|Towards Healing Counselling||
1800303416 Rep.of Ire.
08000963315 N. Ire.
|Towards Peace, Spiritual Support Service||
00353 (0)1 5053028
Mobile 00353 (0)86771053300353 (0)867710533
A copy of our Safeguarding Policy is available upon request by sending us an email.