ENSURING THAT CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS ARE SAFE IN GARDINER STREET PARISH
Gardiner Street Parish has a written policy on Children and Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding and Protection. Copies of this policy are available in the Parish Office and on our website. Antibullying policy and statement are part of this Policy.
All who exercise ‘public ministry’ and all those working with children and vulnerable adults undergo vetting through the National Vetting Bureau. They also adhere to a Code of Behaviour in exercising their public ministry in the Parish.
Our staff and volunteers are provided with appropriate training for keeping children and vulnerable adults safe.
There is a process for dealing with complaints made by adults and children about unacceptable behaviour towards children or vulnerable adults.
The Parish Council reviews progress in implementing Safeguarding policies in all its ordinary meetings.
All our staff members are committed to ensuring that all people are safe and respected in St. Francis Xavier’s Church, with special attention to children and vulnerable adults.
SAGE ADVOCACY ADVICE DAY
SAGE ADVOCACY promotes, protects and defends the rights and dignity of vulnerable adults, older people, and healthcare patients.
GARDINER STREET PARISH AUTUMN TALKS SERIES
5th October: Caring for our common home
19th October: Walking in solidarity with the excluded
26th October: Accompanying youth towards a hope-filled future
2nd November: Practising Prayer and discernment
PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL
Lord, we pray for those who have suffered the trauma of abuse: may they grow towards healing and be confirmed in their integrity, their purity and their giftedness.
Lord, give courage to parents and guardians to speak to their children of faith and the interior life. May their own faith be deepened as they speak of Jesus, our Saviour.
Lord, open our hearts to what children may be teaching us. May we listen to them and learn from their thoughts and comments about parish life.
Lord Jesus, you showed us the way of servant love. May our Church leadership be purified of privilege and careerism; may our pastors be models of service and humility.
Lord, hear us.