Child Protection Policy Statement

We, the Parish of Saints Columbanus and Gall, Milltown, in the Dublin Diocese, value and encourage the participation of children and young people in all parish activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development. We recognise the dignity and rights of all children and are committed to ensuring their protection.

In keeping with this we will do all in our power to create a safe environment for children and young people in order to secure their protection and enable their full participation in the life of the Church.

We appreciate the generous service of the adults who facilitate such participation and respect their integrity.


Milltown Parish is guided by the Archdiocese of Dublin Child Safeguarding and Protection Policy and Procedures (2008 and subsequent amendments).
For further reference visit www.csps.dublindiocese.ie.




If you wish to report allegations or suspicions of child abuse you should immediately contact the Diocesan Child Safeguarding and Protection Service, Tulsa, Child Protection Agency or the Gardai. The contact details for these agencies are listed below.

Andrew Fagan or Julie McCullough in the Diocesan Child Safeguarding and Protection Service, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3,
 01 8360314 or e-mail:  andrew.fagan@dublindiocese.ie / cps@dublindiocese.ie.

 If you believe a child to be at imminent risk of harm you should immediately contact TUSLA, Child Protection Agency at 01 6352854 or email info@tusla.ie. For further information and contact details visit: www.tusla.ie.


Outside of office hours contact Donnybrook Garda Station at 01 6669200, Dundrum Tel: 666 5600 or the Garda Confidential Line at 1800666111.




Towards Healing: 1800303416 (counselling service for survivors of religious and clerical abuse)
Samaritans: 1850 609090
Childline:1800 666666 or text 'talk' TO 50101.Visit www.childline.ie for details of its online service.

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