Safeguarding Coordinator/DLP

Safeguarding Coordinator/DLP

Contact Details

Ms. Mary Tallon Co Ordinator of Safeguarding/Designated Liaison Person
Fr Gregory Carroll, O.P. Deputy Designated Liaison Person
Address: Safeguarding Office, Dominican Provincialate, St. Mary’s Priory, Tallaght Village, D24, X585
Office Phone No: (01) 4048121
DLP Mobile Number: (089) 7087881

Coordinator of Safeguarding

In the Dominican context, this role is carried out by the Designated Liaison Person (DLP) as set out below. The Safeguarding Coordinator is responsible for coordination of all safeguarding practices as follows

  • Directing and implementing the child safeguarding statement and associated child safeguarding policy and procedures.
  • Liaising with and supporting Dominican apostolates and communities to ensure implementation of local policies and procedures.
  • Liaising with the Safeguarding Committee and the Advisory Committee.
  • Ensuring that all child safeguarding personnel are kept up to date with best practice, as communicated from the NBSCCCI and relevant statutory developments.
  • Reporting directly to the Provincial on all child safeguarding issues.

Designated Liaison Person

The Designated Liaison Person is appointed to promote safeguarding by

  • Receiving and hearing child safeguarding concerns.
  • Referring child safeguarding concerns to the statutory authorities, Gardai, Republic of Ireland, Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and Tusla (Child and Family Agency), Republic of Ireland and/or Health Service Social Care Trust (HSCT), Northern Ireland
  • Managing cases and all associated documents.
  • Offering a support person and adviser to complainants and respondents, respectively, and liaising with them thereafter.
  • Liaising with the Provincial.
  • Conducting internal inquiries as and when required.
  • Monitoring respondents and/or, with the Provincial, appointing a suitable person to carry out this role.
  • Contributing to upholding the seven standards of the NBSCCCI in practice and behaviour. 
  • Completing an annual report regarding compliance with Standards 2, 3 and 4 for the Provincial. 
  • Notifying the NBSCCCI anonymously if an allegation concerns a Dominican friar.