Child Protection Policy


The Parish of St. Sylvester Malahide attached to the cluster of Yellow Walls, Portmarnock and Kinsealy value and encourages the participation of children and young people in Parish activities which enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development.

We recognise the dignity and the rights of all children and are committed to ensuring their protection and support.

In keeping with this, we will do all in our power to create safe environments for children and young people in order to secure their protection and enable their full participation in the life of St. Slyvester’s Parish, Malahide.

A code of conduct along with a series of procedures have been developed to allow us meet and exceed the aims of this policy.

Child Safeguarding Representatives for Malahide Parish:

Ann Lyons  087 2992743

Alan Markey 087 8517211

Other parish contacts:

Fr. Kevin Moore  – Moderator  01 5496615

Chairperson – Parish Pastoral Council.

Other important numbers –

Director Child Protection Service  – designated person  Mr. Andrew Fagan  01 8160314

Tusla  The Duty Social Worker – Cromcastle Road, Coolock, Dublin 5  01 8160314

An Garda Siochana Malahide   01 6664600


The following documents relating to child care have been drawn up by the parish council.

Child Protection Services: Index of Contents

Child Protection Services: Development of Procedures

Child Protection Services: Child Protection Representatives

Child Protection Service: Meetings with Children and Young People

Child Protection Service:  Respect for Privacy

Child Protection Service:  Availability of Information

Child Protection Service:  Children with Special Needs or with a Disability

Child Protection Service:  Vulnerable Children and Adults

Child Protection Service:  Trips Away from Home

Child Protection Service:  Rent / Use of Parish Premises

Child Protection Service:  Parental Consent

Child Protection Service:  Record Keeping

Child Protection Service:  Use of Computers

Child Protection Service:  Recruitment Process

Child Protection Service:  Health and Safety

Child Protection Service:  Altar Servers

Child Protection Service:  “One Off” Parish Functions


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