This statement has been prepared to comply with the requirements of the Children First Act 2015 and is derived from Safeguarding Children Policy and Standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland 2016.
The Vincentian Community is aware of a recent newspaper article that makes reference to two Vincentian priests who were teachers in St Paul’s College and St Vincent’s Castleknock College in the past.
The Vincentian Community wishes to offer our support to anyone who was harmed during their time in our schools and we encourage them to contact us. We are fully committed to helping anyone who has suffered abuse, in any way we can.
Anyone with concerns on child safeguarding issues should contact An Garda Síochána, Tusla, the Colleges or the Provincial Office of the Vincentian Community.
Fr. Paschal Scallon C.M., Provincial, Vincentian Community.
Fr. Eamon Devlin C.M., Designated Liaison Person (DLP) for Child Safeguarding in the Vincentian Community in Ireland.
Vincentian Community Provincial Office. Tel: 01-851-0842. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org