Carmelite Contemplative Sisters –
Safeguarding Children Policy Statement 2015
The Carmelite Sisters are committed to the Gospel values that cherish
and safeguard children, as well as protecting them from physical,
sexual and emotional harm as exemplified by the life of Jesus who
proclaimed to His followers: “Let the children come to me; do not stop
We, the Discalced Carmelite Sisters (OCD) of the Carmelite Monastery
of the Immaculate Conception, Roebuck Road, Dublin 14, follow the
guidelines of the Dublin Archdiocesan Child Safeguarding policy and
also that of our parish of The Miraculous Medal, Bird Avenue. We are
also compliant with the National Guidelines set out in Children First
2011. We strive to do everything in our power to safeguard the welfare
of children with whom we come in contact. We belong to an enclosed
monastic contemplative community and our outreach is only from within
the monastic enclosure.
We cherish and affirm that each child/person is a gift from God with an
inherent right to dignity of life and bodily integrity which shall be
respected, nurtured and protected by all.
As enclosed Contemplative Carmelites we recognise that the welfare of
children and young people is of paramount importance and promotes
their wellbeing. Whilst maintaining confidentiality in other areas, all
allegations of child abuse, shared with any member of the Community
shall be passed on to the relevant Statutory Authorities by the
Designated Liaison Person.