Child & Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding Policy

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Child and Vulnerable Adults  Safeguarding Policy

of the Benedictine Monks of Holy Cross Monastery, Rostrevor.

            In accordance with the gospel and the principles of their Rule of life, the Benedictine Monks of Holy Cross Monastery, Rostrevor, strive to welcome all who come to this place as they would welcome Christ Himself.  They seek to ensure that each person who is received as a guest or visitor to the monastery is shown reverence and offered respect.

The community is fully committed to the Church’s policy formulated in Safeguarding Children: Standards and Guidance for the Catholic Church in Ireland and is signed up to and follows the safeguarding procedures in place in the Diocese of Dromore.

Any worries or concerns regarding the safeguarding of children or well-being of vulnerable adults encountered at Holy Cross Monastery should be reported immediately to the Superior and to the Dromore Designated Person who oversees the Community’s safeguarding practice:

Mrs Patricia Carville
Diocesean Office for Safeguarding Children
68 North Street
BT67 9AH
Mobile: 0778 9917741

 The Monastic Community’s Safeguarding Procedures are available on request and can be consulted on our website:

Safeguarding Children Useful Numbers

Mrs Patricia Carville (Designated Person for Dromore Diocese) 07789917741

Dom Mark-Ephrem M. Nolan OSB (Monastic Superior) 028 4173 9979

NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000

N.I. Childline 0800 1111

PSNI 0845 600 8000

Southern Health & Social Care Trust 028 3741 2446

South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust 028 9055 3100