Welcome to the Irish Augustinians
Tel: +353 (01) 4851516
In a special way the Gospel challenges every friar and those who work on behalf of or with the Augustinians to regard children and young people as a gift of God. It follows that the Augustinians are a willing signatory on behalf of all to Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland 2016. This means that in practice we are wholly committed to implement best child safeguarding and protection practices.
At Province level, a Safeguarding Development Group comprising lay people and friars oversee this good work and ensure accountability year on year, as detailed in the OSA Child Safeguarding Development Plan ’20 – ’23.
Our hope is twofold: that much good work will continue to be done and that we will do no harm. Parents, volunteers and friars can be reassured that all that can be done is being done, and possibly more. Within each church setting Local Safeguarding Group members play a significant part in this team effort. For example, ensuring that suitably trained people are working alongside children and young people as faith-friends and mentors. Much of this work is undertaken behind the scenes. However, our Safeguarding message is always communicated openly and clearly: To promote safe and sacred spaces that enable our ministries and communities of faith to thrive in God’s presence.
Though an internal review takes place annually, our child safeguarding and protection procedures and practices will be independently assessed every 3/4 years by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI – see www.safeguarding.ie ) Thereafter a report will be published on this website, as is the case with previous reports. Any shortcomings and learning identified will inform appropriate changes in current practice and future plans.
If that is the case, please feel free to contact us or any of the other agencies named below who will listen to your story.
Whichever route you choose, clear child protection procedures will guide our timely response to any concerns or allegations regarding the safety of a child or vulnerable adult, whether historical or current.
We will respond with compassion and fairness to anybody who was abused by a member of the Order or by those who work on our behalf. All such responses will be undertaken in consultation with the Gardaí, and Tusla – The Child and Family Agency.
Should you wish to engage directly with us please speak with our Designated Liaison Person, Evelyn Alexander (085 7067358) or via email: DLP@augustinians.ie
The Brunel Building, Heuston South Quarter, Saint John’s Road, Dublin. 8. D08 X01F.
Tel: 01 7718500 / Out of Hours (6pm – 6am nightly & W/Ends 9am – 5pm) 0818776315.
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Link below provided relevant contact details for HSE counselling service: https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/mental-health-services/national-counselling-service/contact-us/
One in Four
2 Holles Street, Dublin, 2.
Tel: 01 6624070. Email: email@example.com
National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland,
New House, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
Tel: 01 5053124. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 5654, Dublin, 14.
Helpline Open: Tuesday to Friday (9am – 5pm).
Freephone: 1800 303416 (Rep. of Ireland) or 0800 0963315 (Northern Irl. & UK).
Hearing Impaired Text Line: 085 8022859. Child Protection – Direct Line: 085 880 1643.
St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
Tel: 01 5053028 & 087 7710533 (messages).
Opening Hours: Mon./Tues. 9am – 4pm & Wedn. 9am – 12noon.