Safeguarding

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Our parish values and encourages the participation of children and young people in all parish activities that will help their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development.

The parish recognises the dignity and rights of all children and is committed to ensuring their safety and well being at all times.

The parish recognises that all involved in working with children have a special duty of care towards them. There are procedures and a code of practice in place to implement this policy. Our parish completely subscribes to Armagh Diocesan Norms on Safeguarding children.

We are also committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually. 

 

  • The parish has two contact people. All concerns and/or complaints can be brought to them for immediate attention.
  • The parish contact people will respond promptly to all concerns and report to the Diocesan designated person.

 

All concerns and/or complaints will be followed through in a timely and efficient manner.

The parish contacts who can be reached with regard to any concerns relating to the welfare of children and young people involved in parish based activities are:

Roisin Scullion, 077 4287 1493

John McLaughlin, (028) 7963 3089

Further information can be found here:

The Safeguarding Office of the Archdiocese of Armagh

The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church


Diocesan Designated Officers

Designated Officers:
Mr Aidan Gordon – Tel (028/048) 3752 5592
Mobile 0044 78 4110 1687
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Mrs Eleanor Kelly – Tel (028/048) 37525592
Mobile 0044 75 8432 3138
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Director for Safeguarding
Mr Aidan Gordon
Mobile 0044 78 4110 1687
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Safeguarding Training Co-ordinator
Mrs Eleanor Kelly
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Administrative Officer
Mr Pierce Fox
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Armagh Diocesan Safeguarding Office
Archdiocese of Armagh
Cathedral Road
Armagh
BT61 7QY
Tel (028/048) 3752 5592
Fax (028/048) 3752 6182
Safeguarding Committee contact person:
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Ara Coeli
Cathedral Road
ARMAGH BT61 7QY
Tel (028) 3752 2045 Fax (028) 3752 6182

The parish contacts who can be reached with regard to any concerns relating to the welfare of children and young people involved in parish based activities are:

Roisin Scullion, 077 4287 1493

John McLaughlin, (028) 7963 3089

 

PSNI                           0845 600 8000

An Garda Síochána

Dundalk                      042 933 5577

Drogheda                    041 983 6919

Ardee                          041 685 3222

HSE

Dundalk                      042 939 2200

Drogheda                    041 983 3163

HSE Trusts

SHSST                        0800 783 7745

NHSST                       0300 123 4333

WHSST                       0287 131 4090

NSPCC          Childline         0800 1111

ISPCC            Childline         1800 666 666

 


 

 

Parish Webcam Policy

 Webcam Image

March 2014

Introduction

A webcam system was installed and made operative in the Church of the Assumption, Magherafelt (hereafter ‘the church’) in March 2014. The purpose of this system is to provide a continuous Livestream of the sanctuary and near-sanctuary area. While there is the facility to record individual services if desired by the parish priest, there is no continuous recording facility.

It is felt that the introduction of this system will be of great benefit to the housebound in our parish who wish to join in communion with the parish at its various services. It will also benefit those living outside the parish who wish to view our services, including but not limited to funerals, weddings, etc.

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Our parish values and encourages the participation of children and young people in all parish activities that will help their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development. The parish recognises the dignity and rights of all children and is committed to ensuring their safety and well-being at all times.

The parish recognises that all involved in working with children have a special duty of care towards them. There are procedures and a code of practice in place to implement this policy. Our parish completely subscribes to Armagh Diocesan Norms on Safeguarding children.

In light of the introduction of the webcam system, from March 2014, consent will be required from parents / guardians of all ministers under 18. This includes altar servers, ministers of the Word, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, etc.

General Consent

With the exception of the conditions necessary for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults as outlined above, it is assumed that there is general consent from all people who enter the church. The presence of the webcam system, Livestream and recording potential are advertised via posters in the church and on the parish website.

Adult Ministers

All ministers have also been contacted by email (where available) or letter to inform them of the introduction of the webcam system.

Recording and Retention of Images

There is no continuous recording of the Livestream via the church system. However, there does exist the potential to record services as desired. This can only be done with the consent of the parish priest. It is planned for this to be a very infrequent occurrence and the parish will be notified at least one week in advance via the parish bulletin.

Recorded events may be posted to the parish website and may remain there for up to one year after the service. There are no plans to publish still images in any format.

Personal Details

No personal details, including but not limited to, names, addresses, email contacts, phone numbers, website addresses, etc., will be added to the Livestream or via the website.

General Disclaimer

The content of any Livestream belongs to the parish priest on behalf of the parish and cannot be reproduced in any way, including online sharing, without his written permission. Any views expressed by persons taking part in a service do not necessarily reflect the views of the Parish of Magherafelt.

 

 

 

 

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