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We in the Parish of Ballinhassig endorse the Cork and Ross Diocesan Policy Statement below.


Diocesan Child Safeguarding Policy Statement

The Diocese of Cork and Ross recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children, regardless of all other considerations and is committed to ensuring their safety and well-being.

The Diocese values and encourages the participation of children and young people in the life of the Church, namely in all Parish liturgies and in all activities that enhance their spiritual, emotional, intellectual and social development.

The Diocese recognises that while the safeguarding of children is everyone’s responsibility, all involved in working with children and young people have a special duty of care towards them.

(2011: Cork and Ross Policy)


Ballinhassig Parish Child Safeguarding Representatives

Ballygarvan.............   Mary Lyons
Ballyheada...............  Anna Murphy
Goggin’s Hill.............  Marie Corcoran
Child Safeguarding Representatives can be contacted through the Parish Office at (021) 488 5062

Every child is welcome in the Church

Every child should be safe!

If you need to talk about abuse:

  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Sexual
  • Neglect
  • Bullying

There are people who will listen and help!

Social Worker / H.S.E.

North Lee Community Services,

Blackpool, Cork. 

Tel (021) 492 7000 

South Lee Community Services, 

St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Cork.   

Tel (021) 492 3001 

The Gardaí

Anglesea Street, Cork.

Tel (021) 452 2000   

Diocesan Contact Persons 

Ms. Cleo Yates / Fr. Liam,

Cork & Ross Offices

Tel (087) 376 8599