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Click here to read the Safeguarding Children Policy and Standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland 2016.

NBSCCCI Safeguarding Children Audit

Click here to read the full report of the Review of Child Safeguarding Practice in the Religious Congregation of Sisters of Mercy undertaken by The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI).

Please Click below on the links to read the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy Response to the Recommendations of the Review of Child Safeguarding Practice in the Religious Congregation of Sisters of Mercy undertaken by the NBSCCCI.

Recommendation 1- Protocol applicable for Sisters working in external organisations

Recommendation 2-Safeguarding Children - Information for Young People/Posters/Leaflets

Recommendation 3A Northern Province-Information Leaflet for Complainants/Survivors

Recommendation 3A South Central Province-Information Leaflet for Complainants/Survivors

Recommendation 3A Southern Province-Information Leaflet for Complainants/Survivors

Recommendation 3A Western Province-Information Leaflet for Complainants/Survivors

Recommendation 3B-Support of Former Residents

Click here to read the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy Statement in Response to the Review of Child Safeguarding Practice in the Religious Congregation of Sisters of Mercy undertaken by the NBSCCCI.

Click here to read the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy Safeguarding Children Information -Policy, Principles and Guidance Manual.


The Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) to audit their child safeguarding practices and procedures in the four Mercy provinces on the island of Ireland.

The Congregation would like to invite anyone with a child safeguarding concern relating to the Sisters of Mercy to contact any of the following:

- The office of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth (00- 353- (0)1- 5053124)

- The Mercy Designated Liaison Person/Safeguarding Co-ordinator in your area:

Northern Province: Mrs. Teresa Burns – Tel: 028 85548127(NI) 048 85548127(ROI)
Address: Provincial Office, 74 Main St., Clogher, Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland BT 76 OAA.

Southern Province: Ms. Cleo Yates – Tel: 021 4975380
Address: Mercy Provincial Office, Bishop Street, Cork, Ireland.

South Central Province: Mary Margaret Costigan rsm – Tel: 045 876784
Address: Mercy Provincial Office, Oldtown, Sallins Road, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

Western Province: Ms. Edel Burke – Tel: 090 9645202
Address: Provincial Office, Caoineas, Society Street, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, Ireland.

- Statutory Authorities

An Garda Síochána: Tel: (01) 6663435 or local Garda station (ROI)
PSNI Tel: 999 emergency; 101 non-emergency or local Police station (NI)
TUSLA Child and Family Agency Tel: (01)7718500 (ROI)
HSC Trusts (NI) Tel: Belfast: (028)90507000; South East: 03001000300; Northern: 03001234333; Southern: 08007837745; Western (028)71314090

If you wish to meet the review auditors please contact the Designated Liaison Person/Co-ordinator in your area to arrange a time convenient for you during the scheduled audit dates.

Please see the following websites for further details:
(Congregational website www.sistersofmercy.ie
The Provinces have links on this site, not individual websites. See below).

Northern Province: http://www.sistersofmercy.ie/irelandbritain/northern
Southern Province: http://www.sistersofmercy.ie/irelandbritain/southern
South Central Province: http://www.sistersofmercy.ie/irelandbritain/south_central
Western Province: http://www.sistersofmercy.ie/irelandbritain/western

Signed:


______________________________________
Margaret Casey rsm
Congregational Leader
Date: April 27th 2015

 

 

 

 

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