Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SVP) is committed to creating a safe, healthy and inclusive environment for all, particularly, the children, young people and vulnerable adults whom we assist. We are committed at all times to ensuring their safety and welfare through upholding children’s rights specifically and human rights generally.
 

Our National Safeguarding Manager, Mandy Nordell, is available to provide information and advice through our National Office at 01 8386990.

We endeavour to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults by:

  • Reporting concerns to Statutory Authorities who need to know and involving parents, carers, children, young people and vulnerable adults appropriately;
  • Sharing information about child and vulnerable adult protection and good practice with children, young people, vulnerable adults, parents, carers, members, auxiliary members and employees;
  • Recognising the welfare of the child is of paramount importance;
  • Recognising the risks posed to vulnerable adults;
  • Adopting child and vulnerable adult protection guidelines through a code of conduct for members, auxiliary members and employees;
  • Following carefully the procedures laid down for the recruitment and selection of members, auxiliary members and employees;
  • Providing for members, auxiliary members and employees through, supervision, support and training.
     

All our volunteers and staff engage in a rigorous recruitment and selection process prior to having access to children, young people or vulnerable adults.

This includes:
  • Completing a written application form 
  • Signing a declaration stating that there is no reason why they would be considered unsuitable to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Providing photo identification (passport / driving license) which verifies their, identity, name and DOB.
  • Attending for interview
  • Providing references
  • Undergoing Garda Vetting

View SVP National Safeguarding Policy and Procedures for the Protection and Welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults 

SVP Safeguarding Policy

View SVP National Safeguarding Awareness Training Programmes

Safeguarding Awareness Training Programmes

View SVP Garda Vetting Information

Garda Vetting

Designated Liaison Persons

Need Help? Designated Liaison Persons

In order to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults we have appointed a Designated Liaison Person in each of our Regions. This person is specially trained to respond to any queries in relation to abuse, welfare and protection from our membership, those whom we assist and the general public.
They can be contacted at the following numbers:
East Region

Home Visitation
Maria Peate Sorensen DLP,  Tel. 01 8198449 Mobile 087 0919943
Eileen Maher, Deputy DLP, Tel. 01 8550022 Mobile 087 9373627

Special Works
Shane O Neill, Deputy DLP, Kerdiffstown House, Naas, Co Kildare. Tel. 045 866 337 Mobile 087 229 2545
Tony Rock, Deputy DLP, Ozanam House Resource Centre, Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1.  Tel. 01 8742804
Clare Mander, Youth Development Officer, Tel. 01 8198454 Mobile 0871456096
Teresa Clarke, DLP, Cloverhill, Montjoy Prison Visitors Centres, Co Dublin Tel. Cloverhill  01 6304646 and Mountjoy 01 8858923 Mobile 086 0436887

 

Mid West Region
North Region
North East & Midlands Region
North West Region
South East Region
South West Region
West Region