Our Parish values all of our young people.  Our responsibility is to enable them to grow up in our community, to develop their gifts and talents and be well prepared for the world.

As they grow and mature among us their safety and their protection is of paramount importance to us.

Policy Statement
The Diocese values and encourages the participation of children and young people in parish liturgies and in activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development. The Diocese recognises the dignity and rights of all children and is committed to their protection and support.

The Diocese undertakes to do all in its power to create a safe environment for children and young people and to ensure their protection from physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

The Diocese is committed to:
1. Ensuring a SAFE ENVIRONMENT for children and young people.

2. MINIMISING RISKS, in order to safeguard the interests of children and young people.

3. SUPPORTING all victims of abuse.

4. Ensuring that offenders become ACCOUNTABLE for their actions.

5. Working closely with statutory authorities to ensure that all allegations of abuse are dealt with JUSTLY AND

This is an interim policy statement. Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

The representative and contact person in respect of the Ferns Diocesan Child Safeguarding Policy in Crossabeg is John Foley.  Phone No. 087 0568423.

The representative and contact person in respect of the Ferns Diocesan Child Safeguarding Policy in Ballymurn is Anne Kehoe.  Phone No. 087 9121714.

If you have any concerns about the welfare of children or young people, please contact one of the following:



Ms Marian Stack
Mount Alexander
Co Wexford
Mobile: 085-1055992
Outreach Support Person

Sister Helen O’Riordan IBVM
Bishop’s House
PO Box 40
Tel 053-9174972
Fax 053-9123436
Mobile 086-3528613

A Child Protection Policy aims to ensure a safe environment, where risks are minimised, where those affected by abuse are supported, where offenders are brought to account and where all allegations are dealt with justly and promptly.

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