Safeguarding Trust

Protecting children

Safeguarding Trust is the Church of Ireland child safeguarding policy.

As the welfare of children is of paramount importance to Killyleagh Parish Church, we follow the Safeguarding Trust policies of the Church of Ireland, which give clear direction to all within the Parish who work with children.

As parents entrust their children to the Parish, they have a right to inspect these standards. Please speak to the Rector if you require more information.

Killyleagh Parish Church has a Parish Panel which has responsibility for overseeing the implementation of Safeguarding Trust. The panel consists of the Rector, or in the event of a vacancy the Lecale Area Dean, Rev Adrian Dorrian 07789 289724, Pauline Shepherd 07703 754574 and Jonny Patterson 07832 222807, the latter two of whom are not involved in children’s ministry. Contact details of the Parish Panel members and other useful numbers are affixed to notice boards in the Parish Centre (Church Hall) and Church.

If you have a Safeguarding concern about your child, or any child, please talk to a Panel member in all confidence. Alternatively, you can contact a Duty Social Worker in Gateway directly.