Promoting a consistent culture of protection and safety to ensure a generation free from abuse
We will seek to keep children and vulnerable persons safe by:
The purpose of this policy:
To protect children and vulnerable persons who receive our services. This includes the children of adults who use our services.
To provide staff and volunteers with the overarching principles that guide our approach to the protection of minors and vulnerable persons.
“Child” means: any person under the age of eighteen, or who is considered by law to be the equivalent of a minor;
“vulnerable person” means: any person in a state of infirmity, physical or mental deficiency, or deprivation of personal liberty which, in fact, even occasionally, limits their ability to understand or to want or otherwise resist the offence.
We recognize that:
All children and vulnerable person, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse.
The welfare of the child and vulnerable person is paramount.
Working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, caregivers, and other agencies are committed to promoting young people's welfare.
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If you wish to make a donation by direct bank transfer please contact Fr Paul Hamill SJ email@example.com. Fr Paul will get in touch with you about the best method of transfer for you and share account details with you. Donations can be one-off gifts or of any frequency; for example, you might wish to become a regular monthly donor of small amounts; that sort of reliable income can allow for very welcome forward planning in the development of the Society’s works in Africa and Madagascar.
Often it is easier to send a donation to an office within your own country and Fr Paul can advise on how that might be done. In some countries this kind of giving can also be recognised for tax relief and the necessary receipts will be issued.