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We in the Parish of Ballinhassig endorse the Child Safeguarding Policy Statement below.


Child Safeguarding Policy Statement of the Constituent Members of the Catholic Church in Ireland

As a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland, we recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children, are committed to ensuring their safety and well-being and will work in partnership with parents/guardians to do this. We recognise each child as a gift form God and we value and encourage the participation of children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development. 

All Church personnel (including clergy, religious, staff, volunteers and any other Church personnel) have a responsibility to safeguard children through promoting their welfare, health and development in a safe and caring environment that supports their best interests and prevents abuse. 

+John Buckley, 
Bishop of Cork and Ross

 Ballinhassig Parish Child Safeguarding Representatives

Ballygarvan.............   Helen O'Donovan 
Ballyheada...............  Anne Marie Casey   
Goggin’s Hill.............  Helen Farragher
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!


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, 
Director of Safeguarding,
Cork & Ross Offices, 
Redemption Road, 

Tel (087) 376 8599